CBM TV

Infobox TV channel
name= CBM
logosize=100px
logofile= Cbm TV.png logoalt= CBM Logo
launch= Never; supposed to in 2003
closed date= August 2003
share=N/A
share as of= Channel
share source= Closed
owner= CBM Media
former names=
replaced names=| web= www.cbmmedia.co.uk (no longer active)
availability note=
proposed availability
terr serv 1= Freeview
terr chan 1= Channel 22 (never launched)
terr serv 2=
terr chan 2=
sat serv 1=
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cable serv 1=
cable chan 1= | cable serv 2=
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CBM was a potential television channel owned by the East Midlands company, CBM Media, to be broadcast in the United Kingdom. It was to be carried on Freeview on multiplex D using the slot now filled by Ideal World. The channel was to provide business news from Bloomberg (including a daily 5am-10am simulcast), independent movies and minor sports to anyone with a Freeview receiver.

Its placeholder, originally named "Ch 22" was added from Freeview's launch in 2002 and was expected to host Turner Classic Movies. However, from May 1, 2003, the placeholder was re-named "CBM" and a test transmission banner was shown, informing viewers "New Service Launching Soon!". However, this screen was shown until early August 2003, when the plug was pulled on the channel, and all EPG and placeholder details were removed.

Termination of contract

On 8 August, 2003, Crown Castle (now National Grid Wireless) being the owner of the multiplex, terminated CBM's broadcasting contract, stating that CBM Media were having trouble "reaching strategic milestones", and "no movement had occurred in the channel's launch" [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/tv_and_radio/3134895.stm] .Crown Castle then anticipated that the slot was to be filled up by timeshare broadcasters, each having a certain amount of time on air. This was abolished in April 2004, when the 24-hour shopping channel, Ideal World, filled the channel 22 spot [http://www.dttboxes.co.uk/news/aprjun2004.html] .

External links

* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/tv_and_radio/3134895.stm BBC News - "New Freeview Channel Scrapped"]
* [http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/article/ds11504.html Digital Spy - "Crown Castle examines new options for Channel 22"]
* [http://www.advanced-television.com/2003/News_archive/august4-11.html Advanced Television - "Crown Castle terminates CBM's contract]
* [http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/article/ds11012.html Digital Spy - "CBM appears on Channel 22"]


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