***UPDATE 01/06/2016: The launch of Showcase on Freesat has been delayed. The article below has been left for reference purposes, but no longer reflects the current situation. ***
Showcase TV, the satellite channel dedicated to niche programming is making a return to Freesat in June.
As part of a minor reshuffle of channels on Freesat, Showcase TV will be returning on the 9th June 2016 on channel 161, currently the home of YourTV. (YourTV moves to channel 157)
Showcase acts as an incubation area for new TV formats and is currently the home to a range of programming relating to caravanning, boating and arts/crafts. The channel disappeared from Freesat earlier this year after country music channel Keep It Country took over its slot, and subsequently moved into the music section of Freesat's channel guide.
- Viewers with compatible connected devices can also see Showcase TV via Freeview channel 254. On Sky the channel is available on channel 212.