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ITVBe

ITVBe
ITVBe.
Launched8 October 2014; 4 years ago (2014-10-08)
NetworkITV
Owned byITV Digital Channels
(ITV plc)
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Audience share0.31%
0.04% (+1)
(June 2019 (2019-06), BARB)
SloganLife worth sharing
CountryUnited Kingdom
Sister channel(s)ITV
ITV2
ITV3
ITV4
CITV
ITV Box Office
Timeshift serviceITVBe +1
Websitewww.itv.com/hub/itvbe
Availability
FreeviewChannel 26
Channel 58 (+1)
Satellite
FreesatChannel 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 MediaChannel 119
Channel 120 (+1)
Channel 179 (HD)
Streaming media
ITV HubWatch live (UK only)
TVPlayerWatch live (UK only)
Sky GoWatch live
(UK only)
Virgin TV AnywhereWatch live (UK only)

ITVBe is a British free-to-air television channel owned by ITV Digital Channels, a division of ITV plc. The channel launched on 8 October 2014 [1]. ITVBe targets the young female audience, airing reality and unscripted shows, including US imports such as The Real Housewives series, Million Dollar Listing New York and Botched; and original programming such as Dinner Date and most notably The Only Way Is Essex.

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

Programming

International series

Most watched programmes

The following is a list of the ten most watched episodes of a series on ITVBe since the channel began broadcasting in October 2014. Figures are based on Live +7 data supplied by BARB.[2] The Only Way Is Essex is consistently the highest rated series on ITVBe.

Rank Show Viewers
(millions)
Date
1 The Only Way Is Essex 1.36 9 November 2014
2 1.23 17 April 2016
3 1.22 14 October 2018
4 1.21 23 September 2018
5 1.19 10 April 2016
6 1.18 10 October 2014
7 1.18 30 October 2016
8 1.16 11 November 2018
9 1.16 2 November 2014
10 1.16 12 March 2017

LittleBe

On 3 September 2018, the channel introduced a new children's strand, titled LittleBe, which is dedicated to British preschool programming.[3] The strand airs daily from 09:00am to 12:00pm, three hours a day and also airs archive CITV programming such as Engie Benjy and Sooty as well as new international programming.

References

  1. ^ "ITV confirms ITVBe launch date". ITV. 22 July 2014.
  2. ^ BARB, via [1] Archived 18 July 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "ITV picks up Russia's BabyRiki". C21media. Retrieved 26 August 2018.

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