NBC Universal have decided to axe their Style Network channel in the UK.
Its sister channel in America recently rebranded to Esquire Network.
The UK version of Style Network launched in 2008.
A quote was made by NBC Universal (as reported by news website C21Media):
“After thorough consideration, Universal Networks International has taken the decision to withdraw Style from the UK with effect from December 9, 2013, and will re-focus its strategic efforts on continuing to build successes across our four distinct channel brands in the UK: Universal Channel, E!, Syfy and Movies 24”.
Virgin Media customers will soon have access to an array of NBC programmes on demand.
An official press release from Virgin Media says:
“Virgin Media today announced a deal with NBC Universal International Television Distribution for the video-on-demand rights in the UK to a broad selection of NBC Universal series. Under the terms of the agreement, these titles will be offered as new content across Virgin Media’s three entertainment platforms; TV, online and mobile. From the 1st December Virgin Media customers will be able to access past seasons of great shows such as House, Heroes, The Office (U.S.) and 30 Rock, whether in HD at home through its TV On Demand service or via its online and mobile ‘Virgin Media Player’ services”.
Click here to read the Virgin Media press release in full.