UKTV takes channels to Freesat

0_UKTV-channels_2UK multichannel programmer UKTV is to launch three of its channels on free-to-view satellite platform Freesat, marking a significant shift in the company’s platform strategy.

Factual channel Yesterday, entertainment service Drama and female-focused reality channel Really will be available on the satellite service from later this month, bringing shows including Call the Midwife, Louis Theroux: Behind Bars and Medieval Murder Mysteries to the free-to-air audience.

“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,” said UKTV’s CEO Darren Childs.

“As UKTV continues to invest heavily in new shows, there’s never been a better time to have access to our channels.”

Freesat marketing director Paul Gilshan said: “We are thrilled to boost our offering with the launch of three new entertainment channels fromUKTV. 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.”

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