It’s thought Current TV will cease broadcasting in March.
Al Gore’s news & documentary channel has been axed from Sky’s pay TV lineup.
Current TV will remain on Sky for the time being but now as a free-to-air channel. However, The Guardian reports “low audience figures mean it is unlikely to generate much in advertising”.
The Guardian quotes Current TV’s UK managing director Jane Mote as saying “it is looking likely we will have to close on 11 March. A large part of our funds comes from the subscriber fees we get from Sky”.
Current TV’s carriage deal for Virgin Media cable TV is set to expire in March but it’s thought “negotiations were ongoing”.
NME TV closed down this week and was temporarily replaced with Chart Show TV +1 (a timeshift version of the normal Chart Show TV channel).
NME TV’s official Twitter account has confirmed a new channel will launch next month but hasn’t given any details as to what the channel will be called yet.
Watch this space.
NME TV will cease broadcasting on the 5th January.
Chart Show TV +1 will be launched to take it’s place.
It’s thought Chart Show TV +1 is just a placeholder channel put onto the Sky EPG until a new channel launches.
Chart Show TV +1 will be available on Sky channel 382.
Some of the Sky Movies Box Office channels will be closing down tomorrow (4th January).
Channels 734-739 will be removed.
It’s thought the capacity freed up by their removal will enable new channels to launch on the Sky EPG.
Sky Movies Christmas rebrands back to Sky Movies Showcase today (3rd January) on Sky channels 303 and 332.
Christmas 24 and Christmas 24 +1 will rebrand back to Movies 24 and Movies 24 + tomorrow (4th January) on Sky channels 327 and 328.