Capital TV

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Capital TV
Launched 11 October 2012
Owned by Global
Picture format 16:9 576i (SDTV)
Audience share 0.01% (June 2017 (2017-06), BARB)
Slogan The UK's Hit Music Station
Country United Kingdom
Broadcast area United Kingdom
Sister channel(s) Heart TV
Freesat Channel 507
Sky Channel 375
Astra 2G 11553 H 22000 5/6
Streaming media
Capital TV Watch live
TVPlayer Watch live (UK only)

Capital TV is a British rolling-music television channel owned by Global. The channel plays current chart hits.

It reaches 820,000 viewers in average every month on Sky alone.

Capital TV is only allowed to play two or three commercial breaks each hour, 5 minutes long each, this is also the format for Heart TV.


On 3 July 2012, Global announced it would launch a TV channel of the same name, Capital,[1] the station launched on Sky and Freesat platforms on 11 October 2012 at 11:00 p.m., along with a TV channel of the same name for sister radio station Heart.[2] The channels can also be watched via dedicated iOS apps, as well as online, on 17 October 2012, Capital TV also launched on Freeview in Manchester. Both channels play non-stop music videos 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and will also feature some exclusive content, such as the Jingle Bell Ball,[3] on 24 July 2012 it was confirmed BSkyB would be responsible for ad sales on both channels, likewise with the radio station, Capital TV is aimed at a younger target audience.[4]

The channel is not related to the former Restricted Service Licence television channel of the same name, which ran in Cardiff between 2002 and 2009.

Primary current programming[edit]

  • All Hits All the Time! - We are bringing you the biggest tunes back to back all the way through the night!
  • The Crunch - An on-air presenter (chosen) presents 10 most unforgettable news stories in social media and entertainment.
  • Club Capital - The biggest club tunes and upfront anthems back to back right now - the perfect soundtrack to your weekend! (Airing at the same time as #CapitalWeekender on radio).
  • Today's Fresh Hits 15 - Keep it Capital as we bring you 15 of today’s freshest music videos right now!
  • This Week's Freshest! - Top songs this week.
  • #iWANT - You're in charge of the playlist! Tweet the hashtag of the video you want to see next. The hashtag with the most votes wins!
  • Hot Hits & Fresh Beats! - You want the very hottest hits around? Sure you do! We've got them all right here so keep it Capital!
  • Big Top 40 - The Big Top 40 is radio's most listened to countdown...and you can watch it on here too! Who have you made number 1?


  1. ^ Laughlin, Andrew (14 July 2012). "Global to launch Heart TV". Digital Spy. 
  2. ^ "Heart and Capital TV have launched". a516digital. 11 October 2012. Retrieved 17 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Laughlin, Andrew (12 October 2012). "Capital TV, Heart TV launched on Sky and Freesat". Digital Spy. Retrieved 17 October 2012. 
  4. ^ McCabe, Masie (24 July 2012). "Global appoints Sky Media for Heart and Capital TV ad sales". Media Week. Retrieved 24 July 2012.