Launched 15 August 2008
Owned by The Box Plus Network
(Bauer Media Group/Channel Four Television Corporation)
Picture format 576i (16:9 SDTV)
Audience share 0.26% (April 2016 (2016-04), BARB)
Slogan Music and Then Some!
Country United Kingdom
Replaced The Hits
Sister channel(s) 4seven
Channel 4
Box Upfront
The Box
Box Hits
Website www.4music.com
Freeview Channel 18
Sky (UK only) Channel 362
Virgin Media Channel 337
Virgin Media Ireland Channel 716
Streaming media
4Music Watch live
TVPlayer Watch live (UK only)
Virgin TV Anywhere Watch live (UK only)

4Music is a music and entertainment channel in the United Kingdom and available on some digital television providers in the Republic of Ireland. The channel launched on 15 August 2008, replacing The Hits. It is the only Channel 4-branded channel within The Box Plus Network. It is available on Freeview, Virgin Media, Sky and Smallworld Cable. On 2 April 2013, all Box Television channels went free-to-air on satellite, apart from 4Music which went free-to-view.[1] As a result, the channels were removed from the Sky EPG in Ireland.

4Music logo from 2008 to 2012.


Entertainment programming

Original programming

Current programming from other channels

Former programming

Award ceremonies

Music programming

Current programming

Former programming

Former Channel 4 shows

The channel is also well known for repeating some of Channel 4's best loved shows between 2008-2013, here's a list of comedies of dramas and comedies shown on from the channel.

Launch night

4Music launched on 15 August 2008. The channel launched with an on-screen countdown counting down from ten minutes down to zero. During the countdown, clips from popular music videos were faded through the screen including clips from promotions for the channel. The channel then launched at 7pm with a promotional advert for the channel then fading into "Davina (McCall) and Steve (Jones)'s 20 Big Ones"; the first song at number 20 being "The Pretender" by The Foo Fighters and Kylie Minogue's "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" at number 1.

Kylie Minogue's KYLIEX2008 tour was broadcast. Completing the launch night line up was Big Brother Live, where Rachel Rice was given a 'favourite things party' as she had survived that night's eviction. She and her chosen favourite housemate, Kathreya Kasisopa, were taken to a private room where Rachel's top 10 favourite songs were played. Live coverage of the 2008 V Festival was shown on 16 and 17 August and highlights were shown on subsequent days. These highlights sparked complaints however as to the overall quality of coverage - the main headliners did not get their full sets played out.

Despite the arguments between Davina and Steve as to whose face appeared first on the channel, actually the first face on 4Music was Kylie Minogue, introducing her live concert at 9pm on the launch night (as they later explained).

The launch also saw a new DOG appear on the screen and new idents with a woman swivelling on a chair with the new pink 4Music logo in the background similar to the previous idea "The Hits" had with a TV suddenly filling with colour throughout the room.

V Festival & T4 on the Beach

4Music has coverage at both festivals during the Summer, with highlights repeated frequently throughout the Summer. The channel also has stages at both events. At T4 on the Beach since 2007 (renamed the "T4 and 4Music Stage" in 2010) and at the V Festival since 2005 (then known as the "Channel 4 Stage", renamed to the "4Music Stage" in 2008).

T4 on the Beach ended after T4 closed down on 30 December 2012


External links

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