- May 13, 2003
Nick GAS. A great channel for '90s nostalgia, and a much-needed reminder of how awesome Marc Summers is (he hosted many of the shows on that channel).
Now I realized I forgot to name one channel in my initial list.
Game Network! This one was part of my early childhood, somehow, as I used to watch it on satellite when I was quite young. In the early 2000's, Hotbird was full of interesting FTA channels, especially Italian ones. There was GAY.tv, Planet(e) died FTA here in Italy, Game Network with the European feed, Dance TV (a music channel that aired dance music)...
I miss both Trouble and Bravo UK since for the former, I feel like it would've made a great teen-oriented channel under Sky had it not been folded a year before Sky acquired Virgin Media's TV channels and for the latter, I think it should've been stayed on instead of shutting down in the beginning of 2011.
I quite miss a bit of Discovery Kids UK. It's a pity that the channel was shut down three years before their main American version became the Hub Network until four years later, when they became Discovery Family.