ITVBe

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ITVBe
ITVBe.
Launched 8 October 2014 (2014-10-08)
Network ITV
Owned by ITV Digital Channels Ltd
(ITV plc)
Picture format 1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Audience share 0.41%
0.04% (+1)
(October 2018 (2018-10), BARB)
Slogan Life worth sharing
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Broadcast area United Kingdom
Sister channel(s) ITV
ITV2
ITV3
ITV4
CITV
The Store
ITV Box Office
Timeshift service ITVBe +1
Website www.itv.com/hub/itvbe
Availability
Freeview Channel 26
Channel 58 (+1)
Satellite
Freesat Channel 118
Channel 119 (+1)
Sky (UK only) Channel 131
Channel 231 (+1)
Astra 2E (28.2°E) 10758 V 22000 5/6
10891 H 22000 5/6 (+1)
Cable
Virgin Media Channel 119
Channel 120 (+1)
Channel 179 (HD)
Streaming media
ITV Hub Watch live (UK only)
TVPlayer Watch live (UK only)
Sky Go Watch live
(UK only)
Virgin TV Anywhere Watch live (UK only)

ITVBe is a British free-to-air television channel owned by ITV Digital Channels Ltd, a division of ITV plc. The channel launched on 8 October 2014,[1] and is wholly funded by advertising and sponsorship.

A high-definition simulcast, ITVBe HD, launched on Virgin Media on 19 November 2014, along with a one-hour timeshift service, ITVBe +1. Both subsidiary channels were exclusive to the Virgin platform until the ITVBe +1 service was made available on the Sky and Freesat platforms on 15 December 2014.

Programming

ITVBe targets a younger female audience, including shows such as:[2]

LittleBe

ITVBe LittleBe logo.png

On 3 September 2018 the channel introduced a new children’s strand titled, LittleBe, which is dedicated to British preschool programming.[3]

Programmes shown on LittleBe include:

Most watched programmes

The following is a list of the nine most watched shows on ITVBe since the channel began broadcasting in October 2014. Figures are based on Live +7 data supplied by BARB[4]

Rank Show Viewers
(millions)
Date
1 The Only Way Is Essex 1.36 9 November 2014
2 1.23 17 April 2016
3 1.19 10 April 2016
4 1.18 10 October 2014
5 1.16 2 November 2014
6 1.14 16 December 2015
7 1.14 3 April 2016
8 1.13 15 November 2015
9 1.13 7 August 2016

References

  1. ^ "ITV confirms ITVBe launch date". ITV. 22 July 2014.
  2. ^ Sweney, Mark (12 February 2014). "ITV to launch female-focused channel". The Guardian. Retrieved 27 July 2014.
  3. ^ "ITV picks up Russia's BabyRiki". C21media. Retrieved 2018-08-26.
  4. ^ BARB, via [1] Archived 18 July 2014 at the Wayback Machine.

External links

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