Launching December 8
Launching December 8

A brand new entertainment channel is coming to television screens in a weeks time, with ShowBiz TV launching December 8 at 6.30pm.

As a new free-to-view platform, the channel will aim to bring a broad range of exciting programming across all seven days of the week.

The channel will broadcast on Sky channel 266 (National), Manchester (Freeview 80) and TV Catchup Online.

Chairman Alan Judd said: "I am proud to find myself at the helm of this superlative new channel, founded on the skills and talent of an impressive creative and technical team.

"They have worked tirelessly and with enormous enthusiasm to bring our channel to air in record time. Our special launch programming is just the beginning. I look forward to many years of creativity and fun with this fearless squad.

"ShowBiz TV is an independent entertainment channel, available to new talent, producers and directors alike. We offer an open invitation to them, to bring us their skills. While there will be an element of The X Factor to proceedings, we have no plans at the moment to feature judging panels!"

ShowBiz TV's launch will come with a world exclusive - The Last Lennon Interview.

On December 8, 1980, having not given a single British press interview for a decade, John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono spoke to Radio 1 broadcaster Andy Peebles in New York about their record 'Double Fantasy'.

Covering an astonishing range of subjects, the singer spoke for over three hours about The Beatles, their split, his first time meeting Yoko, his feminism, heroin-addiction, drinking, music-making, songwriting and much more.

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