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How long have these channels been broadcasting?

How long have these channels been broadcasting?

How long have these channels been broadcasting?
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29 Dec 03 The Office of Communications (Ofcom) becomes TV's super-regulator.
30 Oct 02 Freeview launches as a package of around 30 free channels though and aerial with no contract.
01 May 02 ITV digital (see below) closed with huge losses.
27 Sep 01 Sky's analogue satellite service is closed.
11 Jul 01 ONdigital relauches as ITVdigital
01 Dec 98 "ONdigital launches a 40 channel mixture of pay and free channels, using digital technlogy though a roof-top aerial."
01 Oct 98 "Sky launches Sky Digital, now with hundreds of channels and the highest standard pictures using a compact dish. New technology makes pay-per-view films and entertainment a daily reality."
09 Nov 97 BBC lauch their News 24 domestic news channel.
30 Mar 97 Channel 5 launches with the Spice Girls.
17 Mar 96 Pay-per-view arrives in UK with Sky charging viewers to watch Bruno v Tyson world title boxing match.
27 Oct 95 "Fifth terrestrial licence award to Channel 5 Broadcasting by the regulator, the Independent Television Commission ITC."
26 Jan 95 "BBC launches 24-hour news station, BBC World for viewers outside the UK."
01 Sep 93 BSkyB launches its Multichannels package with encryption for non-premium channels.
02 Nov 90 Sky TV and BSB merger to form British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB).
25 Mar 90 "Launch of the officially sanctioned British Satellite Broadcasting, BSB with their Movie Channel, Sports Channel, Galaxy, Power Station and Now."
06 Feb 89 "Launch of Sky Television (Sky [One], Sky News, Sky Movies and Eurosport)"
08 Jun 88 Rupert Murdoch announces Sky Television.
11 Dec 88 "Astra launch first ""mass market"" European TV satellite, and Sky Channel moves to Astra"
11 Dec 86 The Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) awards the contract for direct broadcast by satellite services to British Satellite Broadcasting (BSB).
01 Jul 85 Home Secretary asks IBA to review prospects for commercial DBS
01 Jan 84 "Flegdling company Satellite Television purchased by Murdoch and relaunched as Sky Channel. Watch by 10,000 UK cable viewers."
01 Feb 83 ITV breakfast television (tv-am) started
17 Jan 83 BBC starts breakfast television (Breakfast Time).
02 Nov 82 Channel 4 begins broadcasting using network provided by BT.
01 Nov 82 S4C begins broadcasting.
05 Dec 79 Harold Wilson makes speech forecasting foreign cultural invasion
06 Aug 79 Strikes takes ITV off the air for nine weeks
23 Sep 76 ITV and BBC commence teletext transmissions
08 Oct 73 "Britain's first legal commercial radio station, London Broadcasting starts"
19 Jan 72 Post Office control of broadcasting hours ended
15 Nov 69 BBC1 and ITV begin regular colour transmissions.
01 Jul 67 Regular colour transmissions begin on BBC2.
08 Oct 65 London Post Office Tower opened.
02 May 65 First television transmission from USA via geo stationary satellite Early Bird
20 Apr 64 BBC2 opens on 625 lines.
14 Sep 62 ITV network completed as last of first companies goes on air
22 Sep 55 ITV starts broadcasting in the London area.
30 Jul 54 "Television Act 1954, establishing commercial TV, receives Royal Assent."
02 Jun 53 "BT's first major outside broadcast, Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II."
07 Jun 46 UK television service resumed.
01 Sep 39 Wartime close down of television.
04 Feb 37 Baird system dropped
02 Nov 36 BBC begins broadcasting from Alexandra Palace transmitter to the London area (Baird system and Marconi EMI system on alternate weeks).
01 Apr 25 First public demonstrations of television by John Logie Baird from the first floor of Selfridges Store.

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