Global’s TV stations go live

By | Published on Monday 15 October 2012

Global Radio

Global Radio’s previously reported move into music telly kicked off on Friday, with the launch of new back-to-back music video stations under the radio firm’s Capital and Heart brands. They will be available via the Sky and Freesat networks, and the two radio stations’ websites and iPhone/iPad apps.

Global’s Stephen Miron told reporters: “The launch of these new TV channels are a natural evolution for the Capital and Heart brands and will allow us to provide increased commercial opportunities for our radio partners”.

Global station Classic FM did operate a TV channel on the Sky and Virgin networks under its previous owners GCap until 2007.

The radio major’s main competitors, Bauer Media, is already very active in the music telly space, of course, via its joint venture with Channel 4, the Box TV business, which operates various music television services utilising the C4 and Bauer magazine and radio station brands.