ShowBiz Television
A must-see

All the music, all the trends and all the stars. Tune in to Sky 266 orFreeView channel 80 (Greater Manchester only) and you’ll discover a fresh and exciting world of entertainment.

We are the completely independent ‘channel for the showbiz industry’, with an eye for exceptional talent promoted to the hilt. Absolute beginners, dedicated starlets and dynamic young producers and directors will be offered equal opportunities to shine.

We aim to become a high-profile global media brand and go-to entertainment outlet, engaged in a tantalising range of co-production and symbiotic promotional activities.

Get your kicks on 266

What’s on our channel? We blend original content with handpicked heritage classics and programming from leading independent producers and production companies. We will always amuse, amaze, persuade and provoke, providing a ‘switched on’ alternative to the predictable and dull.

ShowBiz Television will bring you matchless music, from Rock, Pop, Jazz and Classical to International Music, Country and Irish. Exhilarating entertainment with our selection of sensational shows to titillate all taste buds, theatre, ballet and opera from around the world; spell-binding documentaries and ShowBiz news; irresistible comedy, books and lifestyle; fashion and fitness and, of course, movies: with timeless classics on Sunday afternoons, and dedicated Sci-Fi, Action, Romance and Comedy slots, as well as a Friday-night UK Premier Films slot.

Original Shows

Uninhibited, elegant, enchanting and exceptional, our flawlessly-produced original shows will offer something for everyone. From a film & TV review show presenting Hollywood’s finest through thoroughly British eyes, to Curtain Up: the ultimate theatre-lover’s West End and Broadway experience, featuring backstage and on-stage content.

Spotlight On: our unique series built around the professional showreels of ambitious performers. The most promising newcomers will be offered once-in-a-lifetime opportunities with ShowBiz Television Scorpio’s Music Management. The hunt is now on for the next big thing.

Original Shows

ShowBiz Fashion, Trends and Style will cut you in on the latest looks. ShowBiz Music will bring you the latest in Country, classic hits and the latest artists.

Round-Up brings your Top 10 weekly burst of the latest, ground-breaking entertainment, celebrity interviews, film reviews, music, fashion, beauty & lifestyle. A Trek Back In Time, a journey through music’s most iconic eras, hinged on priceless archive footage and revisiting the special soundtracks of our youth.


Performance - Great performances from a wide range of international stars.
Hot Docs - Bios of famous personalities from the worlds of Fashion, Film, Music and Sport.
Music - A wide range of musical entertainment, from Country to Rock and Classical to Pop.
Movies - Timeless classics on Sunday afternoons, and dedicated Sci-Fi, Action , Romance and Comedy slots. Friday night UK Premier Films slot.

Go digital

#alias is ShowBiz Television's exclusive industry insider, bringing you news, views and reviews. From the red carpet to the stage door,#alias is there, and in the know.

This critically-acclaimed blog has a growing social media following. #alias gives you the perfect sponsorship opportunities to engage with ShowBiz Television’s followers and their followers and their followers…

Marketing benefits:

  • Brand awareness
  • Targeted promotional campaign (for e.g. discounted theatre tickets)
  • PR benefits
  • Celebrity Tie-in campaigns (we can help with this)
  • CEO (Customer Engagement Options)
  • Image enhancement

Please email for details to see how #alias can work for you.

Visit the #alias Blog

TV Advert Production

TV advertising is the most effective way to build a brand or generate a direct response. Television advertising used to be expensive, but has changed radically in recent years, and is now more accessible and affordable than ever. We can help smaller ‘challenger’ brands compete against big ‘household’ names. Whether it is a brand-building campaign or a direct response commercial, our creative production process enables high-quality production values at fraction of industry norms. Here’s what we can offer:

  • 2D & 3D Animation
  • Live action
  • VFX
  • Script development
  • Casting
  • Voice Overs

Whether you are new to TV, an established advertiser or a creative agency, our TV production team are here to achieve results, whatever your budget.

Meet the team

Experienced, innovative and dedicated, ShowBiz Television’s media team understand viewing behaviour. The team research the market for you, and then plan and create advertising strategies that are most relevant to your products or services.
They can tailor bespoke packages for both your product/service needs and budget. Click a team member to see how they can help you.

Nick Tiday
Director of Airtime Sales
Tina Lorenzo
Commercial Manager
Steve Webber
Business Development Manager
Tony Watts
Head of Channel

Rate Card

These are our standard rates. We can of course offer bespoke packages based on your individual needs please Email to see how we can help you.
You can watch ShowBiz Television on Sky 266 and Freeview Channel 80 Greater Manchester.

Product Details Price
30-second TV spots (Peak Time) Peak time 30 second TV spots £50
30-second TV spots (off-peak) Off-peak 30 second TV Spots £40
30-second TV spots (night time) Night time 30 second TV Spots £50
Programming Airtime Priced per half hour, 2 x 12 minute blocks £500
Commercial Airtime Price On Application POA
Programme Sponsorship Price On Application POA
#alias blog sponsorship Price on application POA
Advert Production Bespoke creation of a professional advert or sponsor credits POA

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Frequently Asked Questions

1What is peak time?
Peaktime runs from 6pm 11.30pm
2What is off-peak time?
Off peak runs from 7am – 6pm
2What is night time?
Night time runs from 11.30pm – 7am
3What is Programming airtime?
Programming airtime is either Advertiser funded programming or a non commercial TV programme or series
4What is Commercial Airtime?
Commercial Airtime is also known as Teleshopping and is an opportunity to sell products directly to the audience.
5What is Programme Sponsorship?
Programme Sponsorship is when you run short adverts also known as sponsor credits before and after each programme and before and after each ad break. Sponsor Credits are usually 10 seconds long before and after each programme and 5 seconds long at the start and end of each ad break. Programme sponsorship is mainly used for branding and as such cannot contain a call to action. Programme sponsorship works best when combined with spot advertising within a bespoke package.