Welcome to our section about the former male entertainment channel Bravo

 

On the Air 20th December 1985 - 1st January 2011
Owned by United Artists Programming (1985 - 1992)
Flechtech / Virgin Media Television (1992 - 2010)
Living TV Group (Sky) (2010)
Replaced n/a
Replaced By n/a
Sister Channels Bravo2
Challenge
Challenge Jackpot
European Business News
ftn
Trouble
Virgin One
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Bravo started out in the mid 1980s as a cable only channel showing old black and white b-movies which they recorded onto cassette which was delivered to cable companies for automatic play-out. before moving onto the Astra 1C satellite in 1993. They diversified into sport in particuar wrestiling in addition to showing adventure stylle shows, factual crime programmes and entertainment shows.

Bravo was targeted at males in their late 20s to 40s, initially it broadcast between noon and midnight however this would change when the teen entertainment channel Trouble launched and Bravo broadcast between 8pm until 6am when European Business News took over the airways.

By the mid 1990s the channel had a change of focus and decided it would no longer air the black and white films, instead focusing on sci-fi and horror. It also increased its sport output picking up Extreme Championship Wrestrling. A second channel, Bravo2, was launched in 2007 and much of the sport content was moved across to the new channel

BRAVO TRAILER - 1996

This trailer stared the late Blue Peter presenter John Noakes. It was not deemed to be a sucess and the "Are you weird enough to watch?" tagline was dropped shortly after.

 

   
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Bravo Trailer - Are You Weird Enough to Watch
1996
Living TV Group
New on Site


Bravo, as part of what was then Virgin Media Television, was sold to Sky in 2010 who decided to close Bravo and its sister channel Bravo2 later that year.The final week the channel celebrated its time on the air with a collection of  its programmes titled "Bravo, We Salute You".

BRAVO - BREAK BUMPER - 2010

 

 
   
  Bravo Break Bumper
2010
Living TV Group

 

CLOSURE OF BRAVO - 2011

Bravo closed down in the early hours of 2011

 

   
  Closure of Bravo
1st January 2011
Living TV Group


Bravo closed down in the early hours of New Years Day 2011 without any fanfare, a look at the ident which then went to a caption saying the channel had closed.



 

 

 


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