Duncan Bannstyne seeks to rescue Great British seaside businesses.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Duncan Bannatyne's Seaside Rescue - Channel One (UK and Ireland) - Netflix
Channel One was a television channel owned and operated by Virgin Media Television and then Sky plc. The channel was launched on 1 October 2007 at 21:00 on Freeview, Virgin Media and Sky as Virgin1, replacing Ftn. The channel broadcast 24 hours on cable, satellite and Freeview; a one-hour timeshift, Channel One +1, broadcast on cable and satellite. BSkyB acquired the channel on 4 June 2010 and rebranded it as Channel One. On 15 September 2010, BSkyB announced that it would close Channel One and sister channels Bravo and Bravo 2. Channel One's Freeview space on the multiplex was used to launch Challenge there. Channel One closed on 1 February 2011 at 06:00. It was replaced by Challenge on Freeview and Sky Atlantic on Sky.
Duncan Bannatyne's Seaside Rescue - Closure - Netflix
On 15 September 2010, BSkyB announced that it would close Channel One and its sister channels Bravo and Bravo 2. Sky cited the similarity of Channel One's content to that of Sky3, which similarly provided Freeview viewers a taste of content previously available to Sky subscribers. However, many Freeview viewers criticised Sky for deliberately dumbing down their Freeview offerings in an attempt to gain more subscribers for their Sky TV service. Sky3 in particular, was perceived by many viewers for constantly being full of tired original Sky programming, while Sky Sports News was removed from the Freeview service. Others questioned about the inclusion of Challenge as a replacement on Freeview. By the end of December, the continuity announcer confirmed the closure date for the channel as 1 February 2011. At 06:00 on 1 February 2011, Channel One ceased broadcasting on all platforms, with many programmes moved to other Sky-owned channels. It was replaced by Challenge on Freeview and Sky Atlantic on Sky. The last programme aired on the channel was an episode of Star Trek Enterprise. Since the closure, aspects of the former Channel One service, including sci-fi and drama programming, were incorporated into Sky's free-to-air channel, Pick.
Duncan Bannatyne's Seaside Rescue - References - Netflix