Spotlight TV first launched as a fully-independent channel on Monday 25 January 2016, originally under the name Keep It Country TV. At the time, it filled a major niche in the broadcasting industry by catering for the growing popularity of country music.
Keep It Country was Europe’s first dedicated country music television channel, covering all types of country music from modern American artists to classic Irish country.
In 2019, in response to viewer demand to expand the channel’s portfolio to incorporate other genres of music, additional programming and brand new shows were introduced. This expansion was accompanied by a change of name to Spotlight TV – reflecting the inclusion of additional genres.