New and upcoming channels

Dave launched on Freeview this week – as well as cable and Sky (replacing UKTV G2). UKTV History now runs from 7am to 6pm on Freeview. Dave airs 7am to 3am. UKTV Bright Ideas has closed down. There are also some rumours that shopping channel Gems TV is joining the DTT platform soon. On Virgin Media, True Movies is now available (channel 428) – Diva TV and Movies 24 + are expected to launch on the platform this week – and UKTV Drama +1, JJB Sports TV, TCM 2, Cartoonito, Setanta Sports News and True Movies 2 should all be launching soon. Channel renumbering on the ex-Telewest platform of Virgin Media is taking place this month and in November to align the numbers with ex-NTL areas.