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Freesat officially announces arrival of

A month after sneaking on to Freesat's channel list, the free-to-air satellite service has officially announced the arrival of

The channel, formerly known as Motors TV UK, has been live on Freesat channel 253 since 7th December -  just over a week after the channel dropped its encryption on satellite. 

A press release issued today finally confirms the launch of the channel, which offers the best in motoring entertainment, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Shows range from live coverage of the 2018/19 FIA World Endurance Championship, to daily highlights of the FIA World Rally Championship.

According to Freesat, the launch of "underlines Freesat’s focus on bringing customers as much free sporting content as possible, with the recent launch of the Freesports channel on the platform also part of this move towards improved sports programming."

Alistair Thom, Managing Director of Freesat commented:
" is a very welcome addition to Freesat’s roster, providing 24/7 motoring action to our viewers while bolstering our sports offering. With an impressive depth and breadth of programming,’s arrival represents Freesat’s continued commitment to offering high-quality subscription-free TV.”


  1. Glad this has hit Freesat's EPG and they've announced it, its a solid addition to the lineup!

    Also, delighted to see comments are back on Its been missed!

  2. There's got to be more to this delayed announcement than meets the eye. Freesat isn't going to forget to trumpet a new channel, are they?

    Answers on a chemically tainted postcard to

  3. Freesat is Crap nobody has it.Freeview HD FTW.