Channel One to close 31st January

Channel One’s official website confirms the channel will cease broadcasting on the 31st January.

As it was only rebranded from Virgin 1 to Channel One on the 3rd September 2010 this makes it one of the shortest UK television brands in history.

Sky have decided to close the channel – part of the Living TV Group which they bought from Virgin Media – to concentrate on Sky-branded channels including the soon-to-launch Sky Atlantic and the soon-to-be-rebranded Sky Living.

Challenge (another Sky-owned channel) will take Channel One’s place on Freeview.

Channel One