Bravo (UK TV Channel)
Bravo was a British television channel, owned by Living TV Group, a subsidiary of British Sky Broadcasting. Its target audience was males in their late twenties to early forties and showed a variety of both archive programming (such as Knight Rider and MacGyver) and original productions.
On 15th September 2010, BSkyB announced that it would close Bravo as well as sister channel Bravo 2. The Bravo channels closed on 1st January 2011, with its most popular programmes moved to other Sky channels including Blood and Sand, Chuck, Leverage, Dog the Bounty Hunter, Star Trek, TNA Wrestling, Sun, Sea and A&E, Motorway Patrol, Highway Patrol and Caribbean Cops.
HistoryThe channel has underwent several revamps since it began broadcasting. It started as a channel running mainly black & white B-movies from the 1950s and 1960s. In 1993, it began playing TV series and obtained many ITC Entertainment productions and other cult series such as The Avengers. It upgraded its on-screen image with an elaborate ident of a modernist skyscraper under rolling thunderclouds and promoted itself as 'Timewarp Television', even using stars such as Roger Moore and Tony Curtis to feature in specially shot trails. Armstrong and Miller first made their broadcast television appearance on Bravo in a series of presentation promotions during Bravo's Cult Weekend on August 5th, 1995.
A policy change in 1996 to withdraw the black & white shows saw it......