4Music is a British pay music television channel launched on 15 August 2008, replacing The Hits. It is the only Channel 4-branded channel within The Box Plus Network.
On 2 April 2013, all Box Television channels went free-to-air on satellite, apart from 4Music which went free-to-view. As a result, the channels were removed from the Sky EPG in Ireland. Eventually, 4Music also went free-to-air on 7 February 2017 and launched on Freesat, replacing The Box, but reverted back to being free-to-view on 12 December 2018. On 25 September 2017, 4Music received an update to its on-screen graphics, revolving around four squares which extend to create the 4Music logo and animate to form the artist credit.
From 16 April 2018, the channel now shows more entertainment programmes as well as classic US drama to coincide with a change in the EPG numbers on Sky from 1 May 2018, moving from the music section into the entertainment section on Sky 139. A temporary duplicate launched on channel 129 on Virgin Media at midnight on 22 July 2018, a slot previously vacated by Really prior to the UKTV channels' removals, until the network was restored on 11 August 2018.
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