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The oldest Twitter accounts for television channels in the UK

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1. BBC News - @BBCNews8 Jan 07 8:05am
2. BBC Parliament - @BBCPolitics10 Jan 07 12:34pm
3. BBC Scotland (2 accounts)10 Jan 07 3:37pm
4. BBC World News - @BBCWorld1 Feb 07 7:44am
5. BBC Persian - @bbcpersian23 Feb 07 12:54pm
6. France 24 (2 accounts)23 Mar 07 9:40am
7. CNN International (3 accounts)24 Mar 07 10:48am
8. Sky News UK (3 accounts)19 Jul 07 2:42pm
9. KISS TV (2 accounts)11 Sep 07 1:53pm
10. UTV (2 accounts)12 May 08 9:37pm
11. ITV2 - @itv215 Jul 08 12:42pm
12. BET UK - @BET2 Oct 08 4:31pm
13. MTV UK - @MTVUK16 Oct 08 2:08pm
14. MTV 80s - @MTVUK16 Oct 08 2:08pm
15. MTV Hits UK - @MTVUK16 Oct 08 2:08pm
16. Trace Latina - @ChartShowHits13 Jan 09 2:18pm
17. Babestation (2 accounts)18 Jan 09 5:12pm
18. Sky Sports Main Event - @SkySports20 Jan 09 10:55am
19. Cruise1st.tv - @cruise1st21 Jan 09 3:31pm
20. Comedy Central UK - @ComedyCentralUK27 Jan 09 1:39pm
21. CNBC - @CNBCi2 Feb 09 8:21am
22. STV Central (3 accounts)5 Feb 09 9:55am
23. STV North (3 accounts)5 Feb 09 9:55am
24. Channel 5 (2 accounts)9 Feb 09 10:37am
25. 5Select - @channel5_tv9 Feb 09 10:37am
26. 5USA - @channel5_tv9 Feb 09 10:37am
27. XTV Online - @xtvonline9 Feb 09 9:05pm
28. Discovery Channel - @DiscoveryUK18 Feb 09 4:15pm
29. Baby First TV - @BabyFirstTV20 Feb 09 10:00pm
30. Syfy - @SyfyUK23 Feb 09 12:12pm
31. Food Network - @FoodNetwork_UK23 Feb 09 8:03pm
32. Sky Arts - @SkyArts27 Feb 09 2:58pm
33. Horror Channel - @horror_channel2 Mar 09 5:50pm
34. York Student Television - @ystv3 Mar 09 7:02pm
35. Sky Witness - @SkyWitness9 Mar 09 10:05am
36. Dave - @davechannel10 Mar 09 4:24pm
37. Really - @reallychannel11 Mar 09 5:54pm
38. DMAX - @DMAX_UK17 Mar 09 9:34am
39. euronews - @euronews18 Mar 09 12:57pm
40. Eurosport 1 - @eurosport19 Mar 09 10:47am
41. E4 - @E4Tweets19 Mar 09 4:39pm
42. Racing TV - @RacingTV24 Mar 09 6:02pm
43. S4C - @S4C25 Mar 09 12:20pm
44. CBS Justice - @CBSjustice26 Mar 09 5:03pm
45. Gay TV - @TVPolari27 Mar 09 6:37am
46. Gay TV Network - @TVPolari27 Mar 09 6:37am
47. LSTV - @LeedsStudentTV1 Apr 09 7:58pm
48. Fox - @FOXtvUK3 Apr 09 1:03pm
49. Film4 - @Film48 Apr 09 11:32am
50. Pavers Shoes TV - @PaversShoes9 Apr 09 11:25am
51. Voxafrica TV UK - @voxafrica13 Apr 09 3:51pm
52. Daystar - @Daystar14 Apr 09 8:22pm
53. Fashion TV - @FashionTV22 Apr 09 3:29pm
54. Good Food Channel - @GoodFoodChannel23 Apr 09 5:09pm
55. Bloomberg - @BloombergTV24 Apr 09 7:45pm
56. MTV Music UK - @MTVMusicUK27 Apr 09 3:01pm
57. Sky Showcase - @skytv1 May 09 8:30am
58. Glasgow University Student Television - @gusttv25 May 09 6:04pm
59. AajTak TV - @aajtak26 May 09 11:31am
60. TJC - @TJCSHOPPING27 May 09 12:58pm
61. Zee TV - @zeetvuk1 Jun 09 1:03pm
62. Box Upfront - @4Music8 Jun 09 10:51am
63. 4Music - @4Music8 Jun 09 10:51am
64. TCM Movies - @tcmuk8 Jun 09 6:01pm
65. Gala TV - @GalaBingo16 Jun 09 5:21pm
66. BBC Arabic - @BBCArabic29 Jun 09 11:47am
67. C Music TV - @CMusicTV6 Jul 09 2:42pm
68. That's Humber - @ThatsTVHumber29 Jul 09 8:19am
69. TravelXP - @travelxp4 Aug 09 9:20am
70. Sky Cinema Action - @SkyCinemaUK10 Aug 09 3:11pm
71. Sky Cinema Comedy - @SkyCinemaUK10 Aug 09 3:11pm
72. Sky Cinema Disney - @SkyCinemaUK10 Aug 09 3:11pm
73. Sky Cinema Family - @SkyCinemaUK10 Aug 09 3:11pm
74. Sky Cinema Hits (2 accounts)10 Aug 09 3:11pm
75. - @alsace2011 Aug 09 2:10pm
76. National Geographic UK - @NatGeoUK3 Sep 09 5:15pm
77. UPSU TV - @uop_tv10 Sep 09 2:35pm
78. Trace Urban - @TraceVault_21 Sep 09 3:01pm
79. BEN - @BENTELEVISIONS24 Oct 09 3:19pm
80. ITV (3 accounts)2 Nov 09 11:43am
81. RU:ON TV - @RUONTV10 Nov 09 12:03am
82. BT Sport ESPN - @ESPNUK12 Nov 09 2:07pm
83. CBS Drama - @CBSDrama13 Nov 09 4:06pm
84. Brit Asia TV - @BritAsiaTV6 Jan 10 4:10pm
85. Together - @TogetherukTV13 Jan 10 11:57am
86. NVTV - @northernvisions15 Jan 10 11:12am
87. Sky Sports News - @SkySportsNews26 Jan 10 10:22am
88. Eurosport 2 - @EurosportUKTV23 Feb 10 10:18am
89. Alibi - @alibi_channel17 Mar 10 5:29pm
90. Sky History - @HISTORYUK17 Mar 10 9:13pm
91. BT Sport 1 - @btsport18 Mar 10 3:08pm
92. BT Sport 2 - @btsport18 Mar 10 3:08pm
93. BT Sport 3 - @btsport18 Mar 10 3:08pm
94. The Africa Channel - @AfricaChannelUK23 Mar 10 12:07pm
95. Vintage TV - @VintageTV1 Apr 10 8:14am
96. - @thisisheart21 Apr 10 4:06pm
97. Jewellery Maker - @Jewellery_Maker7 May 10 11:04am
98. Ideal World - @IdealWorldTV25 May 10 3:25pm
99. Al Arabiya - @AlArabiya27 May 10 12:11pm
100. DM Digital TV - @DMDigitalTV3 Jun 10 11:49pm
101. BBC Three - @bbcthree13 Jul 10 4:31pm
102. MTA - Muslim TV - @muslimtv15 Jul 10 11:44pm
103. Sheffield Live! TV (2 accounts)25 Jul 10 8:55pm
104. Eden - @EdenChannel26 Jul 10 1:44pm
105. CBS Reality - @CBS_Reality25 Aug 10 5:34pm
106. Channel 4 (2 accounts)27 Aug 10 11:07am
107. More4 - @Channel427 Aug 10 11:07am
108. B4U Movies - @THEOFFICIALB4U7 Sep 10 4:09pm
109. Sky Atlantic - @skyatlantic1 Oct 10 10:13am
110. Discovery Science - @DiscoverySciCa15 Oct 10 2:50pm
111. ITV4 - @ITV419 Oct 10 12:15pm
112. Kerrang! TV - @KerrangTV3 Nov 10 8:35am
113. NOW 70s - @NOWMusic12 Nov 10 10:43am
114. NOW 80s - @NOWMusic12 Nov 10 10:43am
115. Sky News Arabia (2 accounts)16 Nov 10 8:40am
116. Magic TV - @magicfm24 Nov 10 9:52am
117. GINX TV - @GinxTV13 Dec 10 4:51pm
118. CITV - @ChildrensITV6 Jan 11 2:08pm
119. Pop Max - @Kix_TV17 Jan 11 4:11pm
120. GREAT! Movies Classic - @TrueChannels17 Jan 11 4:23pm
121. True Drama - @TrueChannels17 Jan 11 4:23pm
122. QVC - @qvcuk25 Jan 11 9:00am
123. Sangat TV - @sangattv4 Mar 11 9:58am
124. GREAT! Movies - @greatmoviesuk22 Mar 11 12:49pm
125. Sony Crime 2 - @greatmoviesuk22 Mar 11 12:49pm
126. LFC TV - @LFCTV11 Apr 11 9:06am
127. CBeebies - @CBeebiesHQ12 Apr 11 3:36pm
128. Nickelodeon UK - @NickelodeonUK13 Apr 11 12:18pm
129. The Box - @TheBoxTV13 May 11 2:04am
130. Holiday & Cruise TV (2 accounts)24 May 11 3:29pm
131. Gems TV - @GemsTVOfficial7 Jun 11 4:39pm
132. Abu Dhabi TV - @abudhabitv28 Jun 11 3:57am
133. GOLD (2 accounts)29 Jun 11 12:34pm
134. Challenge - @ChallengeTV14 Jul 11 12:39pm
135. PBS America - @PBSAmerica18 Jul 11 2:12pm
136. Islam Channel - @Islamchannel1 Aug 11 4:11pm
137. Trace Vault - @TheVault_TV17 Aug 11 5:00pm
138. Sky Sports F1 - @SkySportsF15 Sep 11 12:16pm
139. BoxNation - @boxnationtv19 Sep 11 10:20am
140. Leeds TV - @LSLocalTV21 Sep 11 9:47am
141. Sky History 2 - @More2History22 Sep 11 2:10pm
142. Yesterday - @YesterdayTweets7 Oct 11 8:11am
143. Channel Punjab - @ChannelPunjabUK15 Oct 11 12:37am
144. Liverpool TV - @LpoolLocalTV27 Oct 11 4:21pm
145. Create and Craft - @CreateCraftTV12 Dec 11 2:13pm
146. That's TV East Anglia - @ThatsTVEast1 Mar 12 10:36pm
147. Mail Travel - @mailtravel28 Mar 12 9:10am
148. Latest TV - @LatestTVBtn7 Apr 12 12:39pm
149. MUTV - @ManUtd20 Apr 12 3:17pm
150. Teesside TV - @TeessideLocalTV25 May 12 4:31pm
151. Cardiff TV - @CardiffLocalTV25 May 12 5:20pm
152. 4seven - @4seven14 Jun 12 9:32am
153. ARY Digital - @arydigitalasia15 Jul 12 8:35pm
154. BBC Alba (2 accounts)16 Jul 12 12:32pm
155. The Deal Channel - @DealChannelTV3 Aug 12 12:54pm
156. Tyne & Wear TV - @TyneWearLocalTV26 Sep 12 11:08am
157. BBC One - @BBCOne10 Oct 12 12:33pm
158. TLC - @tlc_uk31 Oct 12 12:03pm
159. Pick - @Pick_TV14 Nov 12 4:15pm
160. 5STAR - @5star_tv20 Nov 12 6:48pm
161. CBBC - @cbbc11 Dec 12 11:41am
162. ARISE News - @ARISEtv14 Jan 13 2:19am
163. CGTN - @CGTNOfficial24 Jan 13 3:18am
164. Asianet - @asianet24 Jan 13 6:13am
165. Sky Sports Racing - @SkySportsRacing28 Jan 13 2:12pm
166. London Live - @LondonLive4 Feb 13 6:10pm
167. Drama - @dramachannel18 Mar 13 12:16pm
168. Bristol TV - @BristolLocalTV28 Mar 13 12:00pm
169. ABN TV - @ABNTelevision22 Apr 13 11:32pm
170. Fire Hit TV - @FireHitTV2 May 13 9:38pm
171. Forces TV (2 accounts)26 Jun 13 2:12pm
172. BBC Two - @BBCTwo11 Jul 13 3:54pm
173. Lifetime - @LifetimeTelly31 Jul 13 2:33pm
174. RT UK (5 accounts)16 Oct 13 2:54pm
175. Notts TV - @Notts_TV28 Oct 13 10:14am
176. Rishtey Europe - @RishteyTVUK27 Nov 13 11:06am
177. KMTV (2 accounts)14 Jan 14 9:56am
178. British Muslim TV - @BritishMuslimTV22 Jan 14 11:44am
179. ITVBe - @ITVBe11 Feb 14 7:51pm
180. Cartoon Network - @CNUKTweets3 Apr 14 1:39pm
181. Travel Channel - @travel_ch_intl8 May 14 9:18pm
182. ShowBiz TV - @ShowBizTV_13 Aug 14 11:05am
183. LSUTV - @lsutvonline16 Sep 14 2:36pm
184. TV5MONDE Europe - @TV5MONDEUK17 Sep 14 10:49am
185. 5Action (2 accounts)8 Oct 14 12:55pm
186. That's Solent (3 accounts)7 Nov 14 7:49am
187. TBN UK - @TBNUKtv24 Nov 14 10:17am
188. Birmingham TV - @BhamLocalTV2 Jan 15 10:09am
189. That's Manchester - @ThatsManchester4 Feb 15 3:34pm
190. Aastha-The Faith Channel - @aasthatvchannel14 Feb 15 7:16am
191. TRT World - @trtworld13 Mar 15 11:23am
192. Talking Pictures TV - @TalkingPicsTV26 Mar 15 11:08am
193. The Craft Channel - @craftchannelTV6 May 15 11:48am
194. AMC - @AMCtvUK15 Jun 15 5:13pm
195. TalkTV (2 accounts)17 Jul 15 12:48pm
196. The Craft Store - @thecraftstoretv21 Jul 15 9:48am
197. ATN Bangla UK - @ATNBanglaUK29 Jul 15 7:16pm
198. That's Lancashire (2 accounts)13 Aug 15 1:10pm
199. W - @wchannel31 Dec 15 8:26am
200. Vice - @vicelanduk3 Feb 16 12:16pm
201. That's TV South Wales - @ThatsSouthWales12 Mar 16 1:00pm
202. Keep it Country - @SpotlightTV_kic8 May 16 5:56pm
203. The Business Channel - @TheBusinessCTV14 May 16 1:47pm
204. Blaze - @BLAZETVUK21 Jul 16 4:35pm
205. ITV Box Office - @ITVBoxing8 Aug 16 11:14am
206. Front Runner - @FrontRunnerTV26 Sep 16 9:35am
207. Cartoonito - @CartoonitoUK31 Oct 16 11:25am
208. That's TV West Anglia - @ThatsWestAnglia24 Nov 16 11:37am
209. FreeSports - @FreeSports_TV30 Nov 16 11:49am
210. Boomerang - @BoomerangToons16 Dec 16 6:27pm
211. That's TV South Midlands - @TTVOxfordshire17 Feb 17 11:38am
212. Shopping Nation - @shopping_nation10 Mar 17 6:45pm
213. North Wales TV - @NWalesLocalTV16 Mar 17 12:21pm
214. That's Thames Valley - @ThatsTVThames10 Apr 17 1:14pm
215. That's Hampshire - @ThatsTVHants2 May 17 2:22pm
216. That's York - @ThatsTVYork13 Jun 17 1:20pm
217. That's Cumbria - @ThatsTVCumbria22 Jun 17 9:48am
218. That's TV Wessex - @ThatsTVWessex26 Jun 17 4:52pm
219. That's TV South East - @TTVSouthEast26 Jun 17 5:06pm
220. That's North Yorkshire - @ThatsTVNYorks6 Jul 17 11:59am
221. Sony Crime Channel - @sonycrimeuk2 Feb 18 1:45pm
222. That's Scotland - Glasgow - @ThatsTVScotland12 Aug 18 11:07pm
223. Court TV - @CourtTV21 Aug 18 4:50pm
224. Smithsonian Channel - @SmithsonianTVUK5 Oct 18 2:42pm
225. Sky Crime - @SkyCrimeUK3 Jul 19 3:33pm
226. CCXTV - @CCXTV116 Mar 20 3:12pm
227. Country Music Entertainment - @CMusicEnt4 Jun 20 1:28pm
228. GB News - @GBNEWS16 Dec 20 11:11am
229. That's TV UK - @ThatsTVOfficial9 Jun 21 4:59pm