UKTV is bringing three of their channels to Freesat.
The commercial network, which is a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Scripps Networks Interactive, has struck a deal with Freesat which will see Drama, Really and Yesterday launch on the subscription-free satellite TV service, TVWise has learned.
All three channels will launch on Freesat later this month with Drama getting the 162 slot, Yesterday landed the 163 slot and Really berthed at 164. With the launches, Freesat users will be able to enjoy festive programming from the three channels which includes Captain Webb and Call The Midwife on Drama, Louis Theroux: Behind Bars on Really, and Medieval Murder Mysteries on Yesterday.
“We work hard to secure platform deals that give more people our channels, and ultimately grow UKTV’s footprint”, said UKTV CEO Dareen Childs. “Freesat viewers will be able to watch gripping history shows on Yesterday, some of Britain’s finest, critically-acclaimed drama content on Drama, and unbelievable real life stories on Really. As UKTV continues to invest heavily in new shows, there’s never been a better time to have access to our channels.”
While Paul Gilshan, Marketing Director for Freesat, added: “We are thrilled to boost our offering with the launch of three new entertainment channels from UKTV. More than 200 free-to-air TV channels, and more than 60 entertainment channels, are available on Freesat, ensuring viewers are spoilt for choice, without the monthly costs”.