Bingo back on TVSince the surprise departure of ITV's live bingo show, some of us at the Hideout have confessed to missing our weekly fix of bingo on the telly.

We loved the show here, and thought it worked well as a format. Helping more people to play UK bingo than ever before, the show demonstrated that you don't have to play online to get your fix or to get a huge bingo bonus in the bank.

The announcement that NetPlayTV are aiming to launch a 24-hour bingo channel on Freeview in the New Year came as an early Christmas present to those of us who have been hankering after a bit of bingo on the box in the wake of ITV's untimely exit.

When's the big day?

NetPlayTV are setting up a channel to air their Supercasino shows (including bingo) after January 8th, which means that no matter how your Christmas was, we can say with authority that the New Year will bring cheer to the vast majority of those who don't own a computer but still love to play UK bingo.

Where else can I play?

Of course, there has been talk of bingo launching on most mobile phones next year too, and if you have SKY you can always check out the games available on the Gala channel.

However you choose to play we hope that you hit the jackpot you're chasing. Good Luck.