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Talking Pictures TV launches on Freesat

Freesat, the subscription free satellite TV service, has confirmed the launch of independent archive film and TV channel Talking Pictures TV on channel 306. Free to view, the channel brings the best of time-honoured British cinema to Freesat viewers.

Talking Pictures TV covers films of all genres including westerns, comedy, thrillers, horror, romance, and drama, stretching back to the 1930s. Viewers can relive classics such as Brighton Rock, Jigsaw, Moby Dick and Two Way Stretch. The channel also boasts one of the rarest collections of TV programmes on the TV guide with favourites from Hollywood’s Golden Age, such as Burke’s Law and The June Allyson Show.

Commenting on the launch, Jennifer Elworthy, director of marketing and communications at Freesat said: “Film is a popular genre for Freesat customers so we’re delighted to welcome Talking Pictures TV to the platform. The new channel further dispels the myth that film channels are only available on Pay TV. We’re committed to offer customers great choice, and the best subscription free service in the UK.”

Talking Pictures TV managing director Sarah Cronin-Stanley added: “Talking Pictures TV are delighted to be launching on Freesat. Our channel is serving a much needed gap for Britain’s older demographic and film lovers alike, and Freesat is an excellent match for our channel.”

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