A+E Networks UK is expanding the reach of Blaze.
The FTA channel, which initially launched in the UK in September , is now available on Freesat on channel 162 after A+E inked a deal with the subscription-free satellite TV platform.
Blaze, which marks A+E’s first free-to-air channel here in the UK, is a new entertainment brand that aims to celebrate extraordinary, determined and courageous characters. Some of the shows available on Blaze include Pawn Stars, Mountain Men, American Restoration and Forged In Fire.
With this deal between A+E Networks UK and Fressat, Blaze is now available to 21 million free-to-air viewers via both Freeview and the TV Everywhere service. It is also available to 12.4 million Sky subscribers.
“We are very excited to bring Blaze to a further 1.9 million homes via Freesat”, said Heather Jones, A+E Networks General Manager, UK. “We are delighted with how audiences are embracing the array of shows on Blaze, with much of our content free-to-air exclusives.”
“We are thrilled to add Blaze to our channel line-up. Freesat viewers already enjoy more than 200 TV & radio channels across a range of genres”, added Alistair Thom, Managing Director of Freesat. “Blaze will boost our entertainment offering for viewers who want to enjoy brilliant TV without paying a monthly subscription.”