Starz TV

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Starz TV
Starz TV 2014 logo.jpg
Launched24 January 2005 (2005-01-24)
Owned byTRACE Group
Picture format16:9 576i SDTV
Audience share0.02% (April 2017 (2017-04), BARB)
Formerly calledFizz (2005–09)
ReplacedBuzMuzik (Freesat)
Sister channel(s)Chart Show Hits
Chart Show TV
The Vault
SkyChannel 369
Astra 2F
11344 V 27500 5/6

Starz TV (formerly Fizz TV) is a British pay television music channel, owned by TRACE Group.


Fizz TV was launched on 24 January 2005 on Sky; the output of the station is music videos from a range of genres that are currently popular in the charts. The channel also has a heavy interactive texting element, through the viewers being able to send in text messages and pictures to show on screen.

The parent company of Channel U and Fizz TV, Video Interactive Television, went into voluntary liquidation at the beginning of February 2009, before being purchased by Mushroom TV; when purchasing the two channels, Mushroom TV agreed that Channel U and Fizz TV should be rebranded. The two channels were rebranded as Channel AKA and Starz TV on 16 March 2009.

On 22 June 2012, Mushroom TV entered liquidation.[1] Ofcom's television broadcast licensing update for May 2012, indicates that Starz TV was sold to Cloud Television One Limited.[2]

From 2014 to 2018, it was owned by Sony Pictures Television, before being acquired by TRACE Group on 13 December 2018 along with its three sister music channels.[3]

On 15 April 2014, Starz TV was launched on Freesat, replacing BuzMuzik, which was closed 12 days earlier, it was removed from there along with Chart Show TV, Scuzz and Tiny Pop +1 on July 31, 2018.


  • Breakfast Bangers!
  • Hot New Beats & Party Anthems
  • Super Fresh Fridays!
  • Weekend Pre Party Jamz
  • Massive Weekend Anthems


  1. ^ "Notice: 1618796 (Issue: 60193)". The London Gazette. 28 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Television Broadcast Licensing Update May 2012". Ofcom. Archived from the original on 19 July 2012. Retrieved 25 July 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ "Trace acquires UK music channels from Sony Pictures Television". Broadband TV News. 13 December 2018.

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