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Information TV

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Information TV
Launched19 January 2004
FreesatChannel 400 (Showcase)
Channel 401 (Information TV)
Channel 402 (Showcase 2)
SkyChannel 191 (Showcase)
Channel 192 (Showcase 2)
Channel 212 (Information TV)
Channel 293 (Showcase 2 +1)
Channel 295 (Information TV +1)
Eutelsat 28A11344 H 27500 2/3 (Information TV, Information TV +1, Showcase, Showcase 2 & Showcase 2 +1)
Streaming media
Information.tvWatch live (Info TV)
Watch live (Showcase)
Watch live (Showcase 2)

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Information TV is a television organisation which broadcasts three free-to-air channels on Sky and Freesat in the United Kingdom.


Information TV came into existence in April 2003, and received its ITC licence in November 2003. It began broadcasting at 10am on Monday, 19 January 2004 on Sky EPG channel 692. On 7 June 2004 the channel moved EPG to channel 588, in the News and Documentaries section of Sky. On 8 October 2004 the channel launched a broadband simulcast via the company website. On 26 May 2005 the channel moved to channel 277. On 28 February 2006 the channel moved to channel 181. Its second channel, Information TV 2 later launched on channel 182. On 18 June 2007, Information TV and Information TV 2 moved to channel 167 and channel 168. On 1 September 2008, Information TV and Information TV 2 moved to channel 166 and channel 167.

Information TV 1 started broadcasting on from Friday 8 August on Freesat channel 406. It moved to channel 402 on 24 March 2009 and 401 on 19 September 2012.

On 30 September 2010, Information TV +1 launched on 189 in the Sky EPG. The EPG slot was purchased from the Open Access Group.

On 1 November 2011, Information TV moved from Sky channel 166 to 231, replacing the PBS UK owned channel Rosa and allowing PBS UK to launch on channel 166.

On 2 April 2012, Information TV +1 closed, with Men&Movies purchasing its Sky EPG slot to move further up the EPG. On 20 March 2014, Information TV +1 relaunched on channel 295 in the Sky EPG.

Showcase TV[edit]

Although it appears with the name "Showcase TV" on the Information TV official website,[1] the channel launched as "Showcase" on the Sky platform on channel 216 in the UK on 8 February 2010, perhaps to avoid confusion with defunct CSC Media Group channel Showcase TV.[2]

As of 21 April 2010 Showcase was moved to Sky channel 201 and Showcase 2 was launched on channel 216 replacing the Unexplained Channel. On 5 July 2010, Showcase was launched on Freesat channel 403,[2] moving to channel 400 on 19 September 2012.

On 1 September 2010 Showcase 2 was moved to Sky channel 203, with channel 216 becoming a 1 hour time shift channel for Showcase (Showcase +1).

Showcase was formerly Information TV 2 on Sky channel 167. On the 1 October 2009, Information TV 2 ceased broadcasting after Quest acquired the EPG slot on Sky. On 23 November 2010, WTF acquired the Sky EPG slot for Showcase +1. On 1 December 2011, Showcase +1 relaunched on Sky channel 235 but closed again on 6 June 2012. Showcase +1 relaunched again on 9 May 2013 on Sky channel 193 but closed once again on 27 February 2014.

Showcase 2[edit]

Launched on the Sky platform channel 216 in the UK on 21 April 2010. Replacing the Unexplained Channel, some of the public domain films previously shown on the Unexplained Channel are shown on Showcase and Showcase 2.

On 19 March 2013, Showcase 2 launched on Freesat.[3]


  • The Painting & Drawing Channel is a micro-channel sponsored by the Society for all Artists, which shows instruction art programmes seven days a week.
  • Alan King: Inside the Comedy Mind, US comedian interview series from 1990-1991 on Information TV and Showcase 2.
  • Guru Larry's Retro Corner, light hearted retrospective features on retro video games with Larry Bundy Jr, on Information TV, Showcase and Showcase 2.
  • Playr and Playr Guides, UK video games review and walkthrough show, on Information TV, Showcase and Showcase 2.
  • Pwned, news, previews and trailers of the latest EA video games with Matt Cuttle and Sian Welby on Information TV, Showcase and Showcase 2.
  • Words of Peace, 30 minute TV series featuring clips from speeches by Prem Rawat.
  • The Caravan Channel, UK caravanning enthusiast channel, on Information TV.
  • Caravan Finder TV, from the Caravan Finder website team, on purchasing and owning caravans or motorhomes, on Information TV.
  • The Landscape Channel, UK channel showing classical and instrumental music to video and images of landscapes, on Showcase and Showcase 2.
  • Ireland West Music TV, Irish country and folk music channel, with reports on various events around the West of Ireland, on Showcase.
  • Phil Mack Country Show, Country and Irish music featuring established and up and coming artists in the country music scene in Ireland, the UK, Australia and America, on Showcase.
  • Hot Country, the best in country music with artists from Ireland, the UK and the USA, on Showcase.
  • Autism File, UK channel aiming to support, educate and work towards a better life for those with autism, on Information TV, Showcase and Showcase 2.
  •, UK show covering the deaf community, on Information TV.
  • Gambling, including, The Poker Channel, TV, World Series of Poker, High Stakes Poker, PokerHeaven Freeroll Series, European Blackjack Open, PKR Tournament TV,
  • Russian Hour, a weekly series, aiming to help increase mutual understanding between Russia and the UK on Information TV and Showcase 2.
  • Starhyke, a British science fiction series on Showcase.
  • The Moore Show features personal and inspirational stories that have shown often incredible courage and will power to come through life-changing adversity.
  • Cornwall Channel Is a micro-channel for Cornwall, featuring everything Cornish, including: cooking, events, what's on, latest news and music.
  • Cornwall Channel Business Is a micro-channel for business in Cornwall, created in collaboration with the Cornwall Business Forum.


  1. "Information TV: The company: Receive our channels". Information TV. Retrieved 11 September 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Two new channels launch on Freesat". Digital Spy. 2010-07-05.
  3. "Showcase 2 launches on Freesat". a516digital. 19 March 2013.

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