Craft Channel prepares Freesat launch; viewers disappointed over lack of Freeview carriage
Last week, the channel, which launched in September 2015, got a new home on Sky channel 679, where it's available for up to 12 hours a day. The service will also be launching on Freesat channel 818 very shortly, according to the broadcaster.
The new distribution arrangements on satellite follow the end of an agreement that saw The Craft Channel available at various times of the day on Showcase, which is also carried on connected Freeview channel 254. Showcase, which acts as an incubation area for new niche TV channels, is due to become the home of a new country channel later this month.
The lack of availability on Freeview has become a common gripe on The Craft Channel's social media outlets, with viewers repeatedly calling for carriage on Freeview.
The Craft Channel has now responded confirming that Freeview carriage is something they are "working on for the future".