True Crime launches; replaces movie channels
The new Sony-owned TV channel was announced earlier this month, but details of how it would fit on various digital TV platforms were omitted. Here's an overview of what's changed:
SKY AND FREESAT
True Crime and True Crime+1 has replaced More>Movies and More>Movies+1 on both services.
You can find True Crime and its +1 on Sky channels 185 and 186 and Freesat channels 143 and 156.
More>Movies is now no longer broadcast on satellite. The channel was a simulcast of the Freeview channel MovieMix. To watch programmes and films previously shown on More>Movies on satellite, viewers will currently need to switch to MovieMix on Freeview (and YouView) channel 32.
For Sky subscribers, a number of films shown on MovieMix are shown at different times of the day/week on Sony Movie Channel, so it's worth checking TV listings to see if you can watch the film at another time on Sony Movie Channel.
FREEVIEW AND YOUVIEW
True Crime is on channel 60 in local TV coverage areas only. You may need to retune your device. True Movies 1 has been removed from Freeview in most places.
The new service has taken over the feed of True Movies 1 on Freeview and YouView. However - and this wasn't clear in the publicity surrounding the launch of the channel - the channel can only be received in local TV coverage areas. So if you don't have a local TV channel in your area (such a channel would be on channel 8 in England and NI, channel 23 in Scotland and Wales), you won't get True Crime.
Some older receivers have displayed True Crime on True Movies old slot. You should see the channel on 60 after retuning. True Movies continues on Freeview and YouView for viewers in Greater Manchester only.
MovieMix on channel 32 has been observed sporting a big on-screen message advising viewers to retune to watch True Crime: however if you're not in a local TV coverage area, i.e channels 8 and 23 are blank in your area, don't bother.
Timeshift channel True Crime+1 isn't available on Freeview and YouView.
True Crime is not carried on Virgin Media.
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