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kernow944 posts since 18 Jan 2006
An article published today includes a statement from Global, which blames online and on-demand viewing as part of the reason for the closures, in what has been a bad year for music channels, in terms of closures (Vintage TV and now Heart and Capital) and increasing shifts towards more entertainment programming for others (4Music, VH1 and the Vault).

https://radiotoday.co.uk/2018/10/global-closes-capital-tv-and-heart-tv-stations/
DeMarkay158 posts since 29 Oct 2015
London London
Having been one of the first ever students of The Global Academy in Hayes, I was lucky enough to visit Global HQ in LSQ several times over the course of my two years there and I got to see, first hand, how Global are re-shaping the business.
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JamesM0984465 posts since 21 Jun 2018
Central (East) East Midlands Today
Probably not making much, if any, profit for Global in all honesty, and not having carriage on Freeview and Virgin won't have helped.

Bauer have always been a bit further ahead of the curve with TV channels to complement their brands, going back to Emap's various clones of The Box.

That said, the two Global channels were programmed like radio stations, with some sweet audio processing, longer but fewer ad breaks, and playlists that mirrored the radio content.
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what89 posts since 11 Mar 2018
HTV West Points West
Having been one of the first ever students of The Global Academy in Hayes, I was lucky enough to visit Global HQ in LSQ several times over the course of my two years there and I got to see, first hand, how Global are re-shaping the business.

What is the purpose of it?
kernow944 posts since 18 Jan 2006
Probably not making much, if any, profit for Global in all honesty, and not having carriage on Freeview and Virgin won't have helped.

Bauer have always been a bit further ahead of the curve with TV channels to complement their brands, going back to Emap's various clones of The Box.

That said, the two Global channels were programmed like radio stations, with some sweet audio processing, longer but fewer ad breaks, and playlists that mirrored the radio content.

I expect Heart and Capital TV will have got reasonably good ratings on Freesat, for the last few months at least, given that they were the only remaining mainstream music channels left (following the loss of the Box channels, most of the CSC channels and Vintage TV earlier this year, leaving just the Vault and Keep it Country as the only other channels), but this obviously wasn't enough to save them.