Xmas movie channel increases Freeview reach
Freeview viewers in locations where there's a local TV service can now receive an additional TV channel, which is being piggy-backed on to the local TV signal.
Christmas movie channel True Christmas, which launched elsewhere on 30th September, has been added to channel 74.
Previously only available in the Manchester area on Freeview, the service, which replaced True Movies 1, is now available via a normal TV aerial in most major cities across the UK, including Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hull, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Norwich, Nottingham, Oxford, Portsmouth, Sheffield, Swansea and the Tyne & Wear area.
True Christmas is the home of back-to-back festive films. The channel - which routinely replaces True Movies for around three months a year - was first broadcast on Freeview in parts of the UK late last year.
There are now three extra TV channels that are broadcast alongside the local TV signal on Freeview: True Crime (channel 60), True Christmas (channel 74) and Kix (channel 127). Viewers may need to retune to gain access to the new channel. True Christmas is also available on YouView receivers on channel 74 subject to local coverage.
Sister channel True Entertainment remains on its current slot on channel 61 and is more widely available on Freeview across the UK (except from transmitters in Wales).