Starz TV

Starz TV
Launched 24 January 2005 (2005-01-24)
Owned by Sony Pictures Television
Picture format 16:9 SDTV
Audience share 0.02% (April 2017 (2017-04), BARB)
Formerly called Fizz (2005–09)
Replaced BuzMuzik (Freesat)
Sister channel(s) Chart Show Hits
Chart Show TV
Pop Max
Sony Crime Channel
Sony Crime Channel 2
Sony Movie Channel
Tiny Pop
True Entertainment
True Movies
The Vault
Sky Channel 369
Astra 2F 11307 V 27500 2/3

Starz TV (formerly Fizz TV) is a digital satellite TV channel, owned by Sony Pictures Television.


Fizz TV launched on 24 January 2005 on Sky channel 468. The output of the station is music videos from a range of genres that are currently popular in the charts. The channel also has a heavy interactive texting element, through the viewers being able to send in text messages and pictures to show on screen.

The channel moved to Sky channel 361 on 28 February 2006 as part of an expanded reshuffle of the EPG, in this case in the music section, to make more room in the Sports section, and on 4 August 2008, moved again to Sky channel 371, to free space for Sky Movies' HD channels. It later moved again to Sky channel 369 on 1 May 2018.

The parent company of Channel U and Fizz TV, Video Interactive Television, went into voluntary liquidation at the beginning of February 2009, before being purchased by Mushroom TV. When purchasing the two channels, Mushroom TV agreed that Channel U and Fizz TV should be rebranded. The two channels were rebranded as Channel AKA and Starz TV on 16 March 2009.

On 22 June 2012, Mushroom TV entered liquidation.[1] Ofcom's television broadcast licensing update for May 2012, indicates that Starz TV was sold to Cloud Television One Limited.[2]

As of 2014, it is now owned by CSC Media Group.

On 15 April 2014, Starz TV launched on Freesat, replacing BuzMuzik, which closed 12 days earlier, on channel 505. On 2 May 2015, it moved to channel 504, in a reshuffle of the Music section to fit Viva into the section, after its entertainment programmes had been removed due to the launch of Spike on 15 April. It was removed from there along with Chart Show TV, Scuzz and Tiny Pop +1 on July 31, 2018.


  • Huge Hits & Fresh Videos! - This program features all the latest hits.
  • Non-Stop Hits - This program features all the latest hits and has a format to start the weekend.


  1. "Notice: 1618796 (Issue: 60193)". The London Gazette. 28 June 2012.
  2. "Television Broadcast Licensing Update May 2012". Ofcom. Archived from the original on 19 July 2012. Retrieved 25 July 2012.
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