Current TV shutdown “likely”

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”.

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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.

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