Pre-school children's channel Tiny POP has joined Freeview and YouView, offering an commercial alternative to CBeebies every afternoon.
The service is on-air between 3:00 and 7:00pm every day and replaces POP+1 on channel 126. Tiny POP has been on-air via satellite since 2004, Virgin Media since 2007, and is now owned by Sony Pictures Television.
Seven months after sister channel CBS Reality appeared on Freeview, CBS Action arrived on Freeview 1st October 2014.
ITVBe was the second major channel launch scheduled for this month. Motors TV launched on the 9th on channel 71 in parts of the UK for viewers with Freeview HD certified receivers and YouView boxes. Then on 23rd October, Tiny POP took over channel 126.
Amazon’s Fire TV has launched in the UK today. It's another way for viewers to get smart and connected TV functions including catch-up TV.
The small Amazon Fire TV box plugs into HD TVs, relying on a fast internet connection to offer access to popular UK apps including BBC iPlayer, BBC News,
BBC Sport, Demand 5, Sky News and Curzon Home Cinema, as well as
Netflix, Prime Instant Video, Amazon Instant Video, Spotify, YouTube,
and many more.
ITV3 is marking 10 years on air as the channel celebrates being one of the the UK's most-watched channels with its popular blend of classic dramas.
For Freeview and Sky viewers, the channel's launch was a drama as well: with ITV3 only just arriving in time for launchon Sky, killing off a channel in the process and the newcomer becoming a guilty party to the ITV News Channel's demise a year later by stealing its Freeview slot.