ITV Play

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ITV Play was a short-lived 24/7 participation television channel in the United Kingdom owned by ITV plc. The ITV Play name continued as a strand on the main ITV Network until December 2007.

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ITV Play
OwnerITV plc
Launched19 April 2006; 17 years ago (2006-04-19)
Closed5 March 2007; 16 years ago (2007-03-05) (Suspension)

13 March 2007; 16 years ago (2007-03-13) (Official Closure)

16 March 2007; 16 years ago (2007-03-16) (Removal)
Replaced byITV2 +1 (on Freeview)
WebsiteITV Play at the Wayback Machine (archived 16 October 2006)
Availability (at time of closure)
FreeviewChannel 27

It was launched as a standalone channel on Freeview (taking on the slot which was previously occupied by the Men & Motors channel) on 19 April 2006 and started broadcasting on the Sky platform on 24 July 2006.

The ITV Play channel was created in response to and hoping to cash in on the popularity of late night quiz shows on the ITV Network and ITV2 such as Quizmania and The Mint. ITV Play also offered additional gambling services on their website.

It cost at least 75p per call to participate. This charge was made even if the caller was not put through to the studio. A free entry route was available through the website. Users were restricted to 150 calls/web entries in a 24-hour period. At peak times callers had a 1 in 8500 chance of getting through to the studio to play.[1]