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What channel is Dog the Bounty Hunter on?

What channel is Dog the Bounty Hunter on?

Hi Jon, the whole family loves watching Dog the Bounty Hunter, but now I’ve seen that the channel it used to be on, Bravo, has shut down. What channel is Dog the Bounty Hunter on now for British viewers?

Can you help us?

Grant, Essex, via comments, Monday 17 January, 2011

Our digital TV expert says...

Thanks for getting in touch Grant. I understand your frustration at losing a programme that the whole family loved to watch. You’re not the only one who is disappointed that Bravo has been axed - Digitalchoices.co.uk has received lots of comments and emails from viewers asking what’s happening to their favourite Bravo programmes, including Dog the Bounty Hunter.

Fans of Bravo’s most popular programmes will be able to continue to enjoy these shows on other Sky channels

Unfortunately, Duane “Dog” Chapman’s fugitive-following escapades haven’t been allocated to another channel yet, so fans of Dog the Bounty Hunter will have to sit tight for a while. The good news is however, that Sky (www.sky.co.uk) has promised that the show will broadcast sometime in 2011, on one of its top channels.

Read more information below on the shut-down of Bravo, the reallocation of popular Bravo programmes, and how to sign-up for Sky’s Never Miss service, to make sure you don’t miss the start of season eight of Dog the Bounty Hunter

What has happened to Bravo?

Bravo was originally part of the Virgin Media TV group. In late 2010 Sky bought out the channels that made up the Virgin Media TV group however, and began rebranding them as its own.

These included:

This has left fans of many popular programmes disgruntled and wondering where their favourite shows have gone.

Sky says: “Fans of Bravo’s most popular programmes, including Spartacus: Blood & Sand and Leverage, will be able to continue to enjoy these shows on other Sky channels.”

Other programmes which will find new homes on Sky channels include Dog the Bounty Hunter (pictured), Star Trek, TNA Wrestling, Sun, Sea and A&E, Motorway Patrol, Highway Patrol and Caribbean Cops.

Dog the Bounty Hunter will be shown on a Sky channel in the future

What channel are Bravo programmes on?

While Spartacus: Blood & Sand is confirmed to broadcast on Sky1 HD, some of the most popular shows on Bravo, including Dog the Bounty Hunter, haven’t found homes on other channels yet. Top Bravo programmes include:

Spartacus: Blood & Sand - Betrayed, forced into slavery and reborn as a gladiator, Spartacus is condemned to the ways of the arena fighter - where blood and death are primetime entertainment, and treachery and corruption will test him to the limit. The show will broadcast on Sky1 HD soon.

Leverage - This hit US drama follows a team of thieves, hackers and hustlers who seek revenge against those who use power and wealth to victimise people. Timothy Hutton stars as a modern day Robin Hood, securing justice for society’s underdogs.

Virgin Media customers may have to wait for re-runs of their favourite series

Dog the Bounty Hunter - This charismatic ex-con is the most recognisable bounty hunter working today. Hunting down fugitives with a vengeance, he’s made over six thousand captures in his 27 year career and has been called the “greatest bounty hunter in the world.”

Sons Of Anarchy - Sons of Anarchy follows a gang of outlaw bikers from a small Californian town, and stars British actor Charlie Hunnam.

Star Trek: Enterprise - It’s the mid-22nd century and the Starship Enterprise is under the command of Captain Jonathan Archer, on a mission to explore the galaxy. The crew encounter familiar races like the Klingons and Andorians as well as some new characters.

TNA iMPACT! - Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling is the new face of professional wrestling. Featuring stars such as Kurt Angle, Sting, AJ Styles, Kevin Nash, Abyss, Team 3D, and the Knockout Babes as they battle for supremacy inside the ring.

All of these programmes will be slotted into the TV schedule at some point during 2011, and placed on one or more of Sky’s channels. These channels include Sky1, Sky2, Sky3, Sky Living and its new channel, Sky Atlantic.

This is good news if you’re a Sky subscriber, however Virgin Media (www.virginmedia.com) customers may have to wait for re-runs of their favourite series, if the shows are put on an exclusive-to-Sky channel. Virgin Media’s TV Choice On Demand service often broadcasts whole series though, such as Dog the Bounty Hunter, though it is usually a while after the programme has been broadcast “live”.

“Never Miss” service from Sky

Any Sky TV subscribers worried about missing the first episode of their favourite show can use Sky’s free notification service, Never Miss. Simply log in to your Sky account online and go to the My TV menu, or sign-up for the service here. You can then register to receive email notifications when your favourite shows are next due to broadcast, and on which channel(s) they’ll be shown.

Unfortunately Virgin Media cable TV customers don’t have access to a service like this at the moment.

If you’re looking to find out when the next series of Dog the Bounty Hunter is starting, whether you’re a Virgin Media customer or a Sky customer, sign-up for our Digitalchoices.co.uk RSS news feed to keep up-to-date with the latest digital TV news.

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