Lifetime (British and Irish TV channel)

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Lifetime is a British entertainment television channel that launched on 4 November 2013,[1] owned by A&E Networks UK, a joint venture between A&E Networks and Sky Group. The channel replaced Bio.

Lifetime logo17.svg
CountryUnited Kingdom
Broadcast areaUnited Kingdom
SloganWear it like Lifetime
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
OwnerA&E Networks UK (A&E Networks/Sky Group)
Sister channelsBlaze
Sky History
Sky History 2
Launched4 November 2013; 6 years ago (2013-11-04)
ReplacedThe Biography Channel
Virgin Media (UK)Channel 208 (HD)
Virgin Media (Ireland)Channel 218 (SD)
SkyChannel 187 (SD)
TalkTalk TVChannel 329 (SD)
BT TVChannel 329 (SD)
Channel 384 (HD)
Plusnet TVChannel 329 (SD)
Channel 384 (HD)
eir VisionChannel 156 (SD)
EE TV (via TVPlayer)Channel 300 (SD)
Streaming media
Sky GoWatch live (UK and Ireland only)
Virgin TV GoWatch live (UK only)
Watch live (Ireland only)
TalkTalk TVWatch live (UK only)
BT TVWatch live (UK only)
TVPlayerWatch live (UK only)

On 6 November 2018, the European Commission required The Walt Disney Company to sell A&E's European channels, including Lifetime.[2]

Programmes that air on the channel include The Client List, Damages, Witches of East End,[3] the Lifetime US original movie Liz & Dick and an original series called The Proposers.[4]

It launched on TalkTalk on 28 August 2014 along with its sister channels. It is on the Entertainment Boost along with H2.

On 24 January 2019, the HD version closed on Sky and on 7 March 2019, the +1 version closed on all platforms.[5][6]


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  1. ^ "November UK launch for A+E's Lifetime". Broadband TV News. 29 September 2013. Retrieved 8 October 2013.
  2. ^ Roxborough, Scott (6 November 2018). "Disney's Fox Deal Gets European Union Clearance Subject to Divestments". The Hollywood Reporter.
  3. ^ Munn, Patrick (20 September 2013). "Lifetime Acquires UK Rights To 'Witches of East End'". TVWise. Retrieved 8 October 2013.
  4. ^ Jeffery, Morgan (4 July 2013). "Lifetime to launch in the UK, to air 'Damages', 'Liz & Dick'". Digital Spy. Retrieved 8 October 2013.
  5. ^ (subscription required)
  6. ^ "Lifetime+1 is closing on 7 March". Sky. 25 February 2019. Retrieved 27 August 2019.

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