Daystar Television has confirmed the network’s launch in standard definition on Freeview Channel 73, courtesy of Arqiva, the communications infrastructure and media services company. The channel will be available to Freeview viewers, using the more advanced Digital Video Broadcasting technology MPEG4 DVB-T2.
Marcus Lamb, President and CEO of Daystar Television Network, said: “We are excited about this new expansion. Daystar will now be available to Freeview viewers within the broadcast coverage of Arqiva’s new HD multiplex, which includes approximately 72 per cent of the United Kingdom’s population.”
The first Christian Television Network to launch on Freeview in 2011, Daystar was initially broadcast on a daily part-time basis. With today’s announcement, the network will now be broadcast 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Daystar will also be available on Freeview Channel 73 in YouView, BT Vision and TalkTalk TV homes within this coverage area, as well as most Freeview HD homes.