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Commercial? Yes
Type of site Entertainment
Registration No
Available language(s) English
Owner Flextech Television
Created by Flextech Television
Launched February 1999
Current status Closed April 2002
Launched June 2000
Closed March 2001
Owned by Flextech Television
Country United Kingdom
Availability when active
Telewest Channel Unknown

SceneOne was a general entertainment website and television channel operated by Flextech Television, now Virgin Media Television.

The site was accessible via the public internet[1] and within the walled garden of the Telewest[1] and Cable and Wireless[2] cable television platforms (now Virgin Television). Listings from the site were also available via Orange's WAP mobile phone walled garden.[3] The website started in February 1999,[4] and, following an announcement in March 2002, the site was shut on 4 April due to a lack of revenue.[5][6] The site's coverage spanned cinema, TV, radio, music, concerts, theatre, comedy, online, books and videos.[2]

The television channel was announced in 1999,[4] launched in June 2000 and closed in March 2001. It was accessible to subscribers of Telewest cable television. There was speculation that the closure was due to low viewing figures and the failure to gain carriage on Sky Digital, although this was denied by the general manager of SceneOne.[7] The channel broadcast for 24 hours per day, and broadcast entertainment news and reviews on similar genres to the web site. Programmes included The Film Scene, The Gig Scene, and Knockin' Out.[8]

The SceneOne brand was also used for an entertainment shopping portal accessible via the Open.... interactive television service on Sky Digital satellite television.[1][9][10]

At present, SceneOne is a brand on for only 5 minutes and is dedicated to showbiz latest on DVD/CD releases on Virgin Media Television channels Trouble and Living.


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