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Horror Channel
File:Horror Channel
Launched 3 May 2004
Owned by CBS Chellozone UK Channels Partnership
Picture format 576i (SDTV 16:9)
Audience share 0.1% (0.0% for +1) (April 2009, BARB)
Formerly called The Horror Channel (until June 2006)
Zone Horror (until 5 April 2010)
Sister channel(s) CBS Action
CBS Drama
CBS Reality
Timeshift service Horror Channel +1
Sky Channel 319
Channel 320 (+1)
Eurobird 1 11261H 27500 2/3
Freesat Channel 138
Channel 139 (+1)
Virgin Media Channel 149

Horror Channel (formerly The Horror Channel and Zone Horror) is a television film channel in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The channel shows horror movies.

Specialised programming includes cult, Hollywood, comedy, B-Movie classics, modern thrillers, series, home-produced specials, biographies and documentaries. Since takeover they’ve revamped the daytime schedule to include more series and introduced some slightly better known films and directors to prime whilst retaining the cult look and feel of the channel.

Horror Channel is available as a free-to-air service on Eurobird 1 and on Virgin Media's cable television service.



The Horror Channel was created by Tony Hazell, who had previously worked for The God Channel. The Horror Channel went into administration on 21 September 2004.[1][2] The original management team formed a second company (Amore TV Ltd.) and were able to purchase the channel on 22 September 2004, writing off a £200,000 investment previously made in the channel by venture capital firm, Northern Enterprise.

Zone Vision Networks Ltd. agreed to acquire The Horror Channel for an undisclosed sum on 17 June 2005.[3] In June 2006, The Horror Channel was rebranded as Zone Horror following Zone Vision Networks corporate rebrand as Zonemedia to better fit alongside Chellomedia, the Liberty Global content division which it became a part of in 2005.[4]

Zone Horror +1 launched on Sky on 1 July 2008 replaced Zone Reality Extra.

On 30 October 2006, Zonemedia launched Zone Horror in The Netherlands.[5] As of 1 July 2009, the channel is no longer available on cable in the Netherlands.[6]

On 14 September 2009, it was revealed that the international arm of CBS, CBS Studios International, struck a joint venture deal with Chellomedia to launch six CBS-branded channels in the UK during 2009. The new channels would replace Zone Romantica, Zone Thriller, Zone Horror and Zone Reality, plus timeshift services Zone Horror +1 and Zone Reality +1.[7][8]

On 5 April 2010, Zone Horror was rebranded as Horror Channel, following the rebrand of the portfolio’s other three channels in November 2009.[9] On-air the channel name appears as Horror. The rebrand was produced by Chello Zone’s in-house creative services team.


The following is a list of past and current films that have aired on Horror Channel.


List of past and current TV programmes that have aired on Horror Channel


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