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Turner Network Television, usually referred to as TNT, is an American cable TV network created by media mogul Ted Turner and currently owned by the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner. In 2004, TNT became the first Turner Network to begin broadcasting in High Definition.
Channel 4's new digital entertainment channel.
Gems TV is a British, American & also, German, based shopping channel available on Sky Digital, and Virgin Media in the UK and DirecTV in the US (including a second channel, Gems TV2, available on the same platforms in the UK).
British music television channel owned and operated by CSC Media Group.
The Adult Channel is a broadcast pornographic pay-per-view cable/satellite channel available in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland which Playboy TV houses. It is also available in Scandinavia through Canal Digital.
Channel features programmes on crime and investigation
Five, launched in 1997, is the fifth and final national terrestrial analogue television channel to launch in the United Kingdom. Originally called Channel 5, the channel rebranded to Five in 2002. Channel 5 Broadcasting Limited (As of 2006, still the legal name of the company, though it now trades exclusively as five) was licensed by the UK Government in 1995 after an exhaustive bidding process that lasted from 1993 and throughout 1994. The initial round of bidders, which included a network of city-TV stations planned by Thames Television, was rejected outright and the Independent Television Commission contemplated not awarding the licence at all. On 27 February 2004 it was reported that Five and Channel 4 were discussing a possible merger; this was widely seen as a potential upset for Channel 4's pride. Some comics joked that the merged company should call itself Chanel 9 after the spoof foreign network on The Fast Show. Channel 4 and Five announced that merger plans were being called off in November of that year. On 20 July 2005, RTL Group paid £247.6 million for United Business Media's 35.4% stake in the channel. The acquisition was approved on 26 August 2005.
Sky Box Office is the name of BSkyB's Pay Per View (PPV) system. It shows movies and occasionally sporting events. As of 2005, it has 52 'screens', Sky having recently closed 8 additional screens to save bandwidth for their HDTV services. Sky Box Office launched on 16th March 1996 on Sky Analogue. At the time it carried mainly sporting events, such as major boxing fights. The first of these was Frank Bruno's WBC World Heavyweight Championship defence against Mike Tyson. Initially events were ordered by telephone, either on the day of broadcast for £14.95 or in advance at a reduced price of £9.99. Ordering an event charged the viewer's card with a token which, in conjunction with the VideoCrypt system, unlocked the broadcast. The charge would be levied unless the viewer cancelled prior to broadcast, or returned the viewing card as proof that the event hadn't been watched.
Sky Travel is a channel from BSkyB that shows extensive programmes about travel, adverts for travel agencies, and documentries. From August 2006, Sky Travel began showing reality TV, giving viewers an insight into real life stories from around the world and Sky Travel Extra dedicated its airtime to documentaries. Sky Travel, Sky Travel Extra and Sky Travel Shop programmes can be seen on the Sky Travel channels, on Sky Three and Sky Two on Sky and Freeview.
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