Vintage TV is now live on Sky and Freesat. The channel, which launched on the 1st of September 2010, is dedicated to the music, culture and fashions from 1940 to 1989.
Vintage TV promises an eclectic mix of music, classic and original programming and must-watch shows includes Me and Mrs Jones, a new take on the talk-show format fronted by veteran rock journalist Lesley-Ann Jones. The channel also offers unique access to some incredible archive footage licensed from the BBC and Getty Images which will be incorporated into 500 brand-new music videos for songs which were recorded prior to the arrival of the video era.
An impressive line-up of famous faces will front the channel, led by legendary broadcaster and music expert Paul Gambaccini. He is joined by David ‘Kid’ Jensen, YES keyboardist Rick Wakeman and Eighties pop singer Kim Wilde, as well as by Tony Blackburn and David Hamilton. See the Vintage TV website at www.vintage-tv.tv for details on their programming.
David Pick, former EMI executive and founder of Vintage TV said: “Our content has been created using the latest tapeless technology. There is consequently a wonderful back-to-the-future quality and feel to our programming which gives it a fresh, contemporary style. The music we celebrate, from the fifty-year so-called ‘Golden Age’, was never intended to be here-today, gone-tomorrow entertainment. Such music was crafted by some of the most legendary artists in history, and was made to last. Their recordings have stood the test of time because people all over the world still want to listen to them. They also set the impressively high standards for music being created today. Thanks to Vintage TV, viewers will now be able to enjoy all the visual memories too.”