Extreme Sports joins UK TV channel graveyard
The channel, operated by AMC Networks International, had been distributed on Sky and Virgin Media until the morning of New Year's Eve.
Extreme Sports continues to operate in other European countries. AMC Networks International has not issued any statement to viewers about the channel's closure in the UK and Ireland.
Closing on the last day of 2015, the channel joins the likes of Bliss/Blissmas, Equal World, The Africa Channel, Sky Arts 2, Sky 3D and POP Girl, plus numerous temporary and obscure satellite channels that have entered the graveyard of TV channels this year.
Meanwhile, the last of the seasonally rebranded TV channels are expected to revert back to their normal names by the end of the weekend. Already most music and entertainment channels (e.g. Gold and Good Food) that temporarily rebranded the last few weeks have resumed normal service.