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The Power Station (TV channel)

The Power Station
Power Station Ident
Launched 25 March 1990
Closed 8 April 1991
(Replaced by Sky Movies)
Owned by British Satellite Broadcasting (1990)
British Sky Broadcasting (1990-1991)
Audience share n/a (Channel, closed)
At time of closure
Analogue Marcopolo 1, 12.01518
Available on some services

The Power Station was a British television channel that was operated by British Satellite Broadcasting (later British Sky Broadcasting after BSB and Sky Television merged) and was a dedicated UK music channel.

This channel featured concerts from artists including the Inspiral Carpets, Belinda Carlisle, Jason Donovan and Phil Collins. Speakeasy featured Jazz with Rock music a feature of Raw Power. Power Up was the Power Station's Breakfast Show hosted by Chris Evans, and Boy George presented a weekly three-hour chat show Blue Radio.

Programmes ran until 2 am with shows such as The Power Club, The Power Hour (a top 10 show, for example albums), Krush Rap, Rage where DJ Elayne presented funky rap, soul, acid house and funk, The Chart of Charts a two-hour chart pick with indie, dance, metal and US music, live concerts (such as Jerry Lee Lewis), Power Haus a 'headbangers' heaven'.

In November 1990, British Satellite Broadcasting and Sky Television merged. At first the Power Station gained a "British Sky Broadcasting" suffix on its logo.[1]

The Power Station was closed down at 4 am on 8 April 1991 as it was decided that the American MTV would be used as the music channel on BSkyB's Astra satellite service. "All Together Now" by The Farm is the last music video to be played at 03:56 and two hours later, Channel 4 for BSB viewers became Sky Movies at 05:59, a subscription based movie channel. It was given free to viewers of The Power Station, if they also subscribed to The Movie Channel, for the month of April 1991, after this channel ceased transmission.


  1. ^ "British Sky Broadcasting". TVARK. Retrieved 16 August 2012. 

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