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[citation needed]
Country United Kingdom
Broadcast area United Kingdom
Ireland
Sister channel(s) Heart TV
Availability
Satellite
Freesat Channel 507
Sky Channel 375
Astra 2G 11553 H 22000 5/6
Streaming media
TVPlayer (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.[citation needed]

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.

History[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  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.