• 3 Sky channels launch on Freesat

    3 Sky channels launch on Freesat

    December 3, 2012 08.20 Europe/London

    Sky News, Pick TV and Challenge TV have launched onto free-to-air platform Freesat.The three Sky-owned channels are already available on the terrestrial Freeview platform. Significantly, and given its status as the first UK 24-hour news channel, Sky News has been parachuted into 202 on the Freesat EPG. However, it is the standard definition version of the channel, HD still being reserved for Sky subscribers.

    Emma Scott, Freesat’s Managing Director commented: “We’re delighted that Sky News is joining Freesat. It’s an award-winning news service that strengthens and complements Freesat’s existing line-up of eleven news channels. With Challenge TV and Pick TV joining today too, the breadth of choice for our viewers, for free, has never been better.”

    Pick TV (144) provides a second outing to content original debuted on Sky 1 and Sky Arts, while Challenge TV (145) runs popular UK-originated game shows.