The channel has taken over from True Christmas, which joined Freeview in October 2015. True Movies 1 is only available in local TV coverage areas on Freeview channel 82.
True Movies 1 features an array of 'real life' dramas and made for TV movies.
For satellite viewers who already had the channel, this week's switch from True Christmas to True Movies 1 is an annual occurrence - one of the many satellite channels that rebrands for several months to show seasonal films
True Movies 2, meanwhile, is not available on Freeview, although sister channel True Entertainment is available on channel 61 (not from transmitters in Wales). Freeview now has five film channels: Film4, MovieMix, Movies4Men, Talking Pictures (limited coverage) and True Movies 1 (+1 channels not included).
- This article has been archived for reference purposes. True Movies 1 was removed from Freeview (except Manchester) on 22/03/2016.