Vintage TV (TV channel)

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Vintage TV
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Launched 1 September 2010
Owned by Vintage Entertainment Limited
Picture format 576i (16:9 SDTV)
Audience share 0.04% (September 2015 (2015-09), BARB)
Slogan It's all about the music!
Country United Kingdom & Canada
Broadcast area United Kingdom, Canada, Republic of Ireland
Replaced oMusic TV
Website vintage.tv
Availability
Terrestrial
Freeview Channel 82
Satellite
Freesat Channel 505
Sky Channel 369
Astra 2G 11264 H 27500 2/3
Shaw Direct (Canada) Channel 219 / 519
Cable
Virgin Media Channel 343
Shaw Cable (Canada) Channel 178
Streaming media

Vintage TV is a music television channel from the United Kingdom which launched on 1 September 2010 on Sky and Freesat.[1]

The channel is available throughout the UK, and with limited availability in Ireland.[2] Its name and programming have been licensed to Vintage TV in Canada.

Development[edit]

Vintage TV broadcasts a selection of music-related programming including music videos and concerts from an array of popular music artists primarily dating from the 1940s to 1990s. About 40% of its programming is original, including entertainment series and more than 500 specially created music videos featuring archive footage from the BBC, ITN, and Getty Images.[3] Following a public vote from a list of 50 possible tracks,[4] the first music video played on the channel was The Beach Boys' 'Good Vibrations'.

In April 2011, Vintage TV appointed 3Vision on a multi-year contract to help negotiate carriage deals for Vintage TV in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), as well as assist in the channel's aim of serving as many markets as possible by the end of 2012.[5]

In July 2011, Vintage TV won the Freesat Award for Best Themed Channel.[6] In April 2012, Vintage TV was shortlisted for two Freesat awards, Best Niche TV Channel and Breakout Channel of the Year, by Freesat's panel of media industry judges.[7]

In April 2013, Vintage TV launched on Virgin Media on channel number 343.

In June 2014, Vintage TV became available on Internet connected Freeview boxes (Channel 242).[8]

As of 1 July 2016, Vintage TV is on Freeview channel 86. [9] It moved to channel 82 on 3 August 2016.

On October 14, 2016, Vintage TV launched in Canada on Shaw Direct satellite and Shaw Cable.

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