Current TV is a news and current affairs channel which aims to provide news in a fresh format with no political agenda to a young audience. It was established in the USA in 2005 by former presidential candidate Al Gore and a businessman called Joel Hyatt and launched in the UK on Sky and Virgin Media in 2007. The original format of the channel was based on short ‘pods’ of programming rather than the traditional half hour or one hour slots, and was all about user-generated video content. While elements of both remain there was a shift to more conventional programming when the channel was overhauled in 2009.
What’s On Current TV?
So these days the pod style of short burst programming has largely been replaced by more conventional half hour shows – here are the most popular;
- >> Vanguard – The Vanguard team provide the latest news on Current TV, often in the pod format – this is the longer version taking a more in- depth look at news and events.
- >> Infomania A weekly half hour satirical show making fun of any deserving targets in the world of politics and popular culture.
- >> Dangerous Planet The latest series of this popular show investigates extreme weather, from volcanoes to landslides to forest fires.
- >> Deadliest Journeys From Pakistan’s stoned truck drivers to Mexico’s train of death, this series is not for the faint-hearted.
How to Get Current TV
Sky Digital Current TV is available in the Sky Style and Culture Pack, you can find it on channel 183.
Virgin Media Current TV is available in the Virgin TV M+ package or above, you can find it on channel 155.