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|Launched||28 January 2008|
|Owned by||All Around the World Productions|
|Picture format||16:9 SDTV|
|Audience share||0.01% (September 2015BARB),|
|Sister channel(s)||Channel AKA
|Astra 2G||11553 H 22000 5/6|
|Virgin Media||Channel 345|
|TVPlayer||Watch live (UK only)|
Clubland TV is a music channel broadcasting on Sky channel 383 and Virgin Media channel 345 in the United Kingdom. It features upbeat pop (during the morning) and dance music videos and is based from the Clubland compilation albums.
The channel launched on 28 January 2008, and was broadcast on Sky channel 378 until 4 August 2008 when it moved up the EPG along with the other music channels as part of Sky's EPG Re-shuffle.
The channel was initially run in partnership with Mushroom TV Ltd, former operator of Channel AKA and Starz TV, as this company had an established system for the operation of viewer-voted music channels. On 17 February 2010 Clubland's broadcasting was changed to a brand new, bespoke playout facility. The text number for song voting changed as did some song voting codes, and the channel is now broadcast in 16:9 widescreen format (having been in 4:3 during the Mushroom era.) The channel is now solely controlled (including all playout and technical support services) by the team behind the highly successful Clubland compilation album series.
From January 2014 the channel has been available to stream on smartphones and tablets via TVPlayer. From July 2014 Clubland TV has its own app available on the Google Play Store for Android devices and the App Store for Apple devices where viewers can request videos to be played on the channel.
On 30 April 2015, as part of a music reshuffle on Freesat, Clubland TV was removed from Freesat channel 510, at the request of its operators. It returned along with its sister channels on 1 October 2015 (but was removed on 14 September 2016 along with Chilled TV).
In August 2016, the channel got a licence to launch on Freeview. It launched on 6 September 2016, in Manchester only.
On 9 September 2016, Clubland TV launched new on screen graphics. It is one of the few U.K. music channels to feature an on-screen clock informing viewers of the current time.
Programming (2011 - 2013)Edit
- Wake Up - Dance music to start the day.
- Am2Pm - Non-stop house/techno/eurodance.
- Clubland - A chance for viewers to request club music.
- Mania - A selection of commercial dance music.
- Classix - Classic Clubland tracks.
- Blue Zone - Brand new house sounds from Clubland
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- "All Around The World launches Planet Pop music TV channel". MusicWeek. Retrieved 23 March 2013.