Capital TV

Capital TV
Launched 11 October 2012
Owned by Global Television
(Global Group)
Picture format 16:9 576i (SDTV)
Audience share 0.01% (September 2015 (2015-09), BARB)
Slogan The UK's Hit Music Station
Country United Kingdom
Broadcast area United Kingdom
Sister channel(s) Heart TV
Freesat Channel 507
Sky Channel 388
Astra 2F 12522 V 27500 2/3
Streaming media
Capital TV Watch live
TVPlayer Watch live (UK only)

Capital TV is a British pop music television channel owned by Global Radio. The channel plays mainly contemporary hit music.


On 3 July 2012, Global Radio announced it would launch a TV channel of the same name, Capital.[1] The station launched on Sky and Freesat platforms on 11 October 2012 at 11:00 p.m., along with a TV channel of the same name for sister radio station Heart.[2] The channels can also be watched via dedicated iOS apps, as well as online. On 17 October 2012, Capital TV also launched on Freeview in Manchester. Both channels play non-stop music videos 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and will also feature some exclusive content, such as the Jingle Bell Ball.[3] On 24 July 2012 it was confirmed BSkyB would be responsible for ad sales on both channels, likewise with the radio station, Capital TV is aimed at a younger target audience.[4]

The channel is not related to the former Restricted Service Licence television channel of the same name, which ran in Cardiff between 2002 and 2009.


  1. Laughlin, Andrew (14 July 2012). "Global to launch Heart TV". Digital Spy.
  2. "Heart and Capital TV have launched". a516digital. 11 October 2012. Retrieved 17 October 2012.
  3. Laughlin, Andrew (12 October 2012). "Capital TV, Heart TV launched on Sky and Freesat". Digital Spy. Retrieved 17 October 2012.
  4. McCabe, Masie (24 July 2012). "Global appoints Sky Media for Heart and Capital TV ad sales". Media Week. Retrieved 24 July 2012.
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