Turner brings TruTV to UK

May 14, 2014 10.41 Europe/London By Julian Clover

trutv_pr_stills_02Turner Broadcasting is returning to free-to-air broadcasting with a UK launch for entertainment network TruTV.

Itís understood the channel will be available across Freeview, YouView and Freesat platforms with distribution on Sky and Virgin Media under negotiation.

In the US the channel was relaunched in January 2008 having begun its life in 1991 as Court TV. It has distribution in 91 million homes. Thereís also distribution in Latin America and Asia.

The channel is known for shows including Full Throttle Saloon, Southern Fried Stings, Guinness World Records Gone Wild, Impractical Jokers, Most Shocking, Upload with Shaquille OíNeal and Hardcore Pawn.

Around 2009 Turner experimented with a branded block for its Adult Swim channel and Nuts TV, based on the ladsí magazine.