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Archive:List of channels on Telewest Active Digital

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This is a list of channels available on Telewest Active Digital, a British cable television platform that merged with NTL in 2006 to make NTL:Telewest and again in 2007 with Virgin Mobile and Virgin.net to make Virgin Media which launched in February that year.

This archive dates to July 2000 located in London, channel numbers are gathered from Media UK on the Wayback Machine and packages are from Digital Spy.

Key

Pack or service name Description
Starter Costs £9.60 a month
Essential Costs £17 a month
Essential Plus Costs £20 a month
Supreme Costs £24 a month
Premium Pricing by channel varies

Channel list

Channel number Logo Channel name Notes Owner/parent company
101 BBC One 1997.svg BBC One These Channels were Also Seen on ON Digital, NTL and Sky Digital British Broadcasting Corporation
102 BBC Two 1997.svg BBC Two
103 ITV 1998.svg ITV (later ITV1) This Channel was Also Seen on ON Digital and NTL ITV plc
104 Channel 4 1999.svg Channel 4 This Channel was Also Seen on ON Digital, NTL and Sky Digital Channel Four Television Corporation
105 Channel 5 1997.svg Channel 5 (later Five) This Channel was Also Seen on ON Digital, NTL, Sky Digital and Astra Analogue Satellite Channel 5 Broadcasting Limited (Pearson PLC/CLT-UFA/UBM plc) (then Northern and Shell, then Viacom, now Paramount Global)
111 BBC Choice.svg BBC Choice (replaced by BBC Three) This Channel was Also Seen on ON Digital, NTL and Sky Digital British Broadcasting Corporation
113 ITV2 1998.png ITV2 This Channel was Also Seen on ON Digital and NTL ITV Network Limited
114 Anglia Television.svg Anglia Television (now ITV Anglia) This Channel was Also Seen on ON Digital (Anglia only) and NTL (Anglia only) Granada PLC
115 Meridian.svg Meridian Broadcasting (now ITV Meridian) This Channel was Also Seen on ON Digital (South East only) and NTL (South East only)
120 Sky One 1998.svg Sky One (now Sky Showcase) This Channel was Also Seen on ON Digital, NTL, Sky Digital and Astra Analogue Satellite British Sky Broadcasting
124 UK Gold 1997.svg UK Gold (then UKTV Gold, G.O.L.D. and now Gold) This Channel was Also Seen on ON Digital, NTL, Sky Digital and Astra Analogue Satellite. Flagship of UKTV UKTV (BBC Worldwide/Flextech (now fully owned by BBC Studios))
128 Granada Plus 1999.svg Granada Plus (then Plus, replaced by ITV3) This Channel was Also Seen on ON Digital, NTL, Sky Digital and Astra Analogue Satellite. Flagship of Granada Sky Broadcasting Granada Sky Broadcasting (now ITV Digital Channels)
132 Paramount Comedy Channel.png Paramount Comedy Channel (then Paramount Comedy 1, now Comedy Central) This Channel was Also Seen on ON Digital, NTL, Sky Digital and Astra Analogue Satellite Viacom (now Paramount Global)
135 Sci Fi 1998.png Sci-Fi Channel (now Syfy) These Channels were Also Seen on NTL, Sky Digital and Astra Analogue Satellite Vivendi Universal S.A. (now NBCUniversal)
138 Bravo 1997.gif Bravo Flextech (then Virgin Media Television, then Living TV Group, absorbed by Sky)
147 UK Drama 2000.svg UK Drama (then UKTV Drama, now Alibi) This Channel was Also Seen on NTL and Sky Digital UKTV (BBC Worldwide/Flextech (now fully owned by BBC Studios))
151 UK Play.svg UK Play (then Play UK, UK History, UKTV History and now Yesterday) This Channel was Also Seen on ON Digital, NTL, Sky Digital and Astra Analogue Satellite
212 Discovery Channel 1995.svg Discovery Channel This Channel was Also Seen on NTL, Sky Digital and Astra Analogue Satellite Discovery Communications (then Discovery, Inc., now Warner Bros Discovery)
213 Discovery Channel +1 These Channels were Also Seen on NTL and Sky Digital
215 Animal Planet 1996.svg Animal Planet
217 Discovery Civilisation Channel 1998.png Discovery Civilisation Channel (then Discovery Civilization Channel, then Discovery Knowledge, now Discovery History)
219 Discovery Sci-Trek Channel.png Discovery Sci-Trek Channel (then Discovery Science Channel, now Discovery Science)
225 UK Horizons 1997.svg UK Horizons (later split into UKTV Documentary and UKTV People, which later became Eden and Blighty respectively, with the latter later being replaced by Drama) This Channel was Also Seen on ON Digital, NTL, Sky Digital and Astra Analogue Satellite UKTV (BBC Worldwide/Flextech (now fully owned by BBC Studios))
230 National Geographic Channel 1998.svg National Geographic Channel (now National Geographic) These Channels were Also Seen on NTL, Sky Digital and Astra Analogue Satellite National Geographic Society
234 The History Channel.svg The History Channel (then History, now Sky History) British Sky Broadcasting
245 BBC Knowledge 1999.svg BBC Knowledge (replaced by BBC Four) This Channel was Also Seen on ON Digital, NTL, Sky Digital and Astra Analogue Satellite British Broadcasting Corporation
252 Living 2000.svg Living (then LivingTV, Living, Sky Living and now Sky Witness) These Channels were Also Seen on NTL, Sky Digital and Astra Analogue Satellite Flextech (then Virgin Media Television, then Living TV Group, absorbed by Sky)
261 Challenge TV.gif Challenge TV (then Challenge?, now Challenge)
271 Discovery Home & Leisure 1997.PNG Discovery Home & Leisure (then Discovery Real Time, now TLC) Discovery Communications (then Discovery, Inc., now Warner Bros Discovery)
273 Discovery Travel & Adventure Channel.png Discovery Travel & Adventure Channel (then Discovery Travel & Living) This Channel was Also Seen on NTL and Sky Digital
283 Granada Breeze.svg Granada Breeze These Channels were Also Seen on ON Digital, NTL, Sky Digital and Astra Analogue Satellite Granada Sky Broadcasting (now ITV Digital Channels)
286 Granada Men & Motors 1998.svg Granada Men & Motors (then Men & Motors)
289 UK Style 1997.svg UK Style (then UKTV Style, Home and now HGTV) UKTV (BBC Worldwide/Flextech (now fully owned by Discovery, Inc.))
293 Travel Channel 2000.svg Travel Channel Scripps Networks (then Scripps Networks Interactive, later bought by Discovery, Inc.)
297 Carlton Food Network.svg Carlton Food Network This Channel was Also Seen on ON Digital and NTL Carlton Communications PLC
301 MTV 2002.svg MTV (later MTV One) This Channel was Also Seen on ON Digital, NTL, Sky Digital and Astra Analogue Satellite Viacom (now Paramount Global)
302 M2 1996.svg M2 (then MTV2, MTV Two and MTV Rocks) These Channels were Also Seen on NTL and Sky Digital
305 MTV Base 1999.svg MTV Base (now MTV 90s)
307 MTV Extra.svg MTV Extra (replaced by MTV Hits)
310 VH1 1998.svg VH1 These Channels were Also Seen on NTL and Sky Digital
311 VH1 Classic 1999.svg VH1 Classic (then MTV Classic, now MTV 80s)
312 Performance Channel Old.png Performance Channel Daily Mail & General Trust (sold to Eicom in 2005)
402 Sky Premier.svg Sky Premier (then Sky Movies Premier, Sky Movies 1, Sky Movies Premiere and now Sky Cinema Premiere) 1 Sky channel costs £13 a month, 2 cost £17.50 a month, 3 cost £20.50 a month and 4 cost £22 a month. These Channels were Also Seen on ON Digital (except for Sky Cinema), NTL, Sky Digital and Astra Analogue Satellite British Sky Broadcasting
405 Sky Moviemax.svg Sky Moviemax (then Sky Movies Max, Sky Movies 2, Sky Movies Action & Thriller, Sky Movies Action & Adventure, Sky Cinema Action & Adventure and now Sky Cinema Action)
409 Sky Cinema 1998.svg Sky Cinema (then Sky Movies Cinema, Sky Cinema 1 and Sky Movies Classics)
419 Turner Classic Movies 1994.svg TCM (now Turner Classic Movies) This Channel was Also Seen on NTL, Sky Digital and Astra Analogue Satellite Time Warner (then WarnerMedia, now Warner Bros Discovery)
425

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Carlton Cinema This Channel was Also Seen on ON Digital and NTL Carlton Communications PLC
444 FilmFour 1998.svg FilmFour (now Film4) This Channel was Also Seen on ON Digital, NTL, Sky Digital and Astra Analogue Satellite Channel Four Television Corporation
511 Sky Sports 1 1998.svg Sky Sports 1 (now Sky Sports Main Event) 1 Sky channel costs £13 a month, 2 cost £17.50 a month, 3 cost £20.50 a month and 4 cost £22 a month. These Channels were Also Seen on ON Digital, NTL and Sky Digital British Sky Broadcasting
512 Sky Sports 2 1998.svg Sky Sports 2 (now Sky Sports Cricket)
513 Sky Sports 3 1998.svg Sky Sports 3 (now Sky Sports Action/NFL)
521 British Eurosport 1999.svg British Eurosport (now Eurosport 1) This Channel was Also Seen on ON Digital, NTL, Sky Digital and Astra Analogue Satellite. TF1 Group
530 MUTV 1998.svg MUTV This Channel was Also Seen on NTL, Sky Digital and Astra Analogue Satellite Manchester United FC/Granada Sky Broadcasting/British Sky Broadcasting
534 The Racing Channel.gif The Racing Channel This Channel was Also Seen on NTL, Sky Digital and Astra Analogue Satellite
602 Sky News 1998.svg Sky News These Channels were Also Seen on NTL, Sky Digital and Astra Analogue Satellite British Sky Broadcasting
607 CNN 1984.svg CNN Time Warner (then WarnerMedia, now Warner Bros Discovery)
609 Bloomberg Television 1998.png Bloomberg Television Bloomberg LP
610 BBC News 24 1997.svg BBC News 24 (now BBC News) These Channels were Also Seen on ON Digital, NTL and Sky Digital British Broadcasting Corporation
612 BBC Parliament 1998.svg BBC Parliament
613 CNBC.svg CNBC Europe These Channels were Also Seen on NTL, Sky Digital and Astra Analogue Satellite National Broadcasting Company
704 Cartoon Network 1992.svg Cartoon Network This Channel was Also Seen on ON Digital, NTL, Sky Digital and Astra Analogue Satellite Time Warner (then WarnerMedia, now Warner Bros Discovery)
705 Cartoon Network Plus 2000.png Cartoon Network Plus (then Cartoon Network +1, replaced by Cartoon Network Too, now replaced by Cartoon Network +1 again) This Channel was Also Seen on NTL and Sky Digital Time Warner (then WarnerMedia, now Warner Bros Discovery)
712 Nickelodeon Old.svg Nickelodeon Both Channels were Also Seen on NTL, Sky Digital and Astra Analogue Satellite Nickelodeon UK Limited (British Sky Broadcasting/Viacom (now Paramount Global))
715 Nick Jr. 1988.svg Nick Jr.
724 Disney Channel 1999.svg Disney Channel These Channels were Also Seen on NTL, Sky Digital and Astra Analogue Satellite The Walt Disney Company
732 Trouble 97.png Trouble (then Living +2, Living Loves and Sky Living Loves, now Sky Sports F1) This Channel was Also Seen on NTL, Sky Digital and Astra Analogue Satellite Flextech (then Virgin Media Television, then Living TV Group, absorbed by Sky)
863 QVC 1993.svg QVC These Channels were Also Seen on ON Digital, NTL, Sky Digital and Astra Analogue Satellite QVC
867 Shop!.gif Shop! These Channels were Also Seen on ON Digital, NTL and Sky Digital Granada Sky Broadcasting/Littlewoods
870 TV Travel Shop.gif TV Travel Shop These Channels were Also Seen on ON Digital, NTL, Sky Digital and Astra Analogue Satellite TV Travel Shop

Changes

Date Channel number Logo Channel name Type of change New channel number New logo New channel name Region (UK unless stated) Notes
18/01/01 144 E4 2001.svg E4 Launch
??/07/01 730 Boomerang 2000.svg Boomerang Added
04/12/01 325 The Box 2001.png The Box The Box was launched on analogue cable including Telewest analogue on 25 April 1992, Kiss was launched on 30 June 1998, Smash Hits was launched on 15 May 2001 and Q was launched on 20 October 2000
326 KISS 2000.png Kiss
327 Smash Hits! 2001.svg Smash Hits
328 Q.png Q
08/02/02 701 CBBC 2002.svg CBBC Launch
702 CBeebies.svg CBeebies
15/02/02 707 Fox Kids.svg Fox Kids Added Launched on analogue satellite and cable on 2 October 1996
02/09/02 190 Hallmark Channel.svg Hallmark Channel Launched on Sky Digital in October 1999
24/10/02 713 Nickelodeon Replay old.gif Nickelodeon Replay Added onto Telewest along with Nicktoons TV, launched on Sky Digital on 1 September 1999
717 Nicktoons TV.svg Nicktoons TV Added onto Telewest along with Nickelodeon Replay, launched on Sky Digital and NTL on 22 July 2002
07/02/03-08/02/03 111 BBC Choice.svg BBC Choice Rename and Move 106 BBC Three 2003.svg BBC Three
21/03/03 146 Reality TV.svg Reality TV Added Launched on Sky Digital on 10 October 2002
221 Discovery Wings.svg Discovery Wings Launched on ON Digital on 1 February 2000
275 Discovery Health 2001.svg Discovery Health Launched on Sky Digital on 1 August 2000
281 Fashion TV 2001.svg Fashion TV Launched on Sky Digital on 15 May 2001
303 TMF - The Music Factory.svg TMF Launched on Freeview on 30 October 2002
527 Extreme Sports Channel.svg Extreme Sports Channel Launched on Sky Digital on 11 October 2000
721 Discovery Kids 2002.svg Discovery Kids Launched on ON Digital on 1 February 2000
830 DW-TV 1995.svg Deutsche Welle
832 Leonardo 2000.svg Leonardo
18/07/03 139 Bravo +1.png Bravo +1 Launch
141 Trouble Reload.jpg Trouble Reload
03/12/03 725 Disney Channel +1 2003.png Disney Channel +1 Added Launched on Sky Digital on 29 September 2000
726 Toon Disney.svg Toon Disney
727 Playhouse Disney.svg Playhouse Disney
10/12/04 145 E4 +1 2003.svg E4 +1
16/12/05 242 The Biography Channel.svg The Biography Channel Launched on Sky Digital on 1 October 2000