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Sky Digital picks up first UK gay TV channel Faze

LONDON - The first British gay lifestyle TV channel Faze TV, created by former Sky Italia boss David Bouchier, is to launch on Sky Digital later this year.

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Faze TV will feature fashion, clubbing, travel, community and health issues. There will also be various cult and comedy series as well as late-night adult programming.

The channel is being launched by former programming managing director of Sky Italia Bouchier, who left to start up Faze.

Bouchier said a gay channel was "long overdue in Britain" and that he was disappointed that positive images of gays are still missing from TV.

"The channel is gay-owned and run and will reflect how 'real' gay men live in Britain today," he said.

Faze TV will launch on Sky Digital from September 1 and will be supported by a marketing campaign at this summers' gay pride festivals.

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