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Blaze TV UK: How to watch

Blaze is the free-to-air channel from A+E Networks, the broadcaster behind History, H2, Crime + Investigation and Lifetime.

Targeted at a predominately male audience, Blaze is going to head-to-head with the likes of Quest and ITV4 with back-to-back documentary / reality TV shows, including American Restoration, Pawn Stars, Mountain Men and Storage Hunters - i.e. providing a free-to-view selection of popular programmes from its pay TV sister channels including History and Crime+Investigation.

How to watch
Blaze is available on the following platforms:
  • Freeview  channel 63 (was previously on 80 until August 2017; 83 until June 2017)
  • Sky channel 565
  • Freesat channel 162 
  • Virgin Media  channel 216

EE TV and YouView users (BT, TalkTalk and Plusnet TV) can also see Blaze via their receiver's in-built Freeview tuner on channel 63. The channel has 90% UK coverage via Freeview.

Blaze is available free-to-air on satellite at the following parameters:
Frequency:    11081
Polarisation: Horizontal
Symbol Rate:  22000 (22.0 Mbaud)
FEC:          5/6

Mode:         DVB-S
Service ID:   50350

HD or SD?
Blaze is only available in standard definition.

Other platforms
You can watch Blaze programmes via the Blaze TV website -

(Updated) On Freeview, a +1 channel has been configured on channel 83, which is now confirmed as a placeholder channel, running between 04:00-05:00 to secure the neighbouring channel number to Blaze, for a potential future use. A proper +1 service isn't available. As a result, the main Blaze channel is only available for 23 hours a day on Freeview.

Information last reviewed 10/12/2017.