Freesat, the subscription free satellite TV service, and the Services Sound and Vision Corporation today announce the addition of Forces TV to Freesat’s line-up on channel 652.
Forces TV is a new channel launching in the UK and is the only TV channel devoted to the armed forces and the world of defence. The channel covers a wide range of reports, features, live events, human interest stories, documentaries, interviews and competitions.
Emma Scott, Freesat’s Managing Director, commented:
We’re proud to add Forces TV to our line-up of Special Interest channels and expect it to be popular particularly for anyone with a connection to the UK Armed Forces. This new channel means that the breadth of choice for our viewers, for free, has never been more varied.
SSVC Chief Executive Nick Pollard said:
Our teams have been working alongside the services for years and have an unrivaled and independent understanding of the UK’s armed forces. The new channel will bring the UK viewer a 24-hour-a-day picture of everything the forces are doing with great access behind the scenes, allowing the public to see an unprecedented picture of the military world. It’ll be full of unique insights and essential viewing for everyone who wants to understand what the armed forces are doing.
The Prime Minister has welcomed the new channel. David Cameron said:
As more of our troops come home, it is vital that we do not lose touch with the amazing contribution that our armed forces have made and continue to make. We cannot forget them; we have to always remember the sacrifices they make. I am sure Forces TV will provide that vital link between the public and our service men and women and I wish it every success.
The addition of Forces TV further strengthens Freesat’s already 200 strong channel offering, connecting viewers with the programmes that are important to them, without a subscription fee.