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Qwest channels launch on Freeview

March 9, 2023

Music streaming brand Qwest TV is now available via Channelbox in the UK on Freeview channel 271.

Music fans will now be able to access great musical gems curated by the legendary Quincy Jones via Qwest TV jazz & Beyond and Qwest TV mix channels on Channelbox.

The channels offering includes: exclusive concerts from legendary artists as well as Rising Stars from across the globe; music documentaries; archived artist footage; interviews with music icons including Erykah Badu, Questlove, Shabaka Hutchings, Gregory Porter, Marcus Miller, Seun Kuti and Kamasi Washington.

Founded in 2017 by Jones, alongside TV and music producer and programmer Reza Ackbaraly, Qwest TV plans to share high-end music with everyone.

“We are very happy and proud to be part of Channelbox/Freeview offer, in a move that will enable UK music fans to discover our unique catalog. We are expanding our mission to offer high-end music to all people and also to make local content available worldwide. UK is a land of traditions and music, with great venues, artists and clubs such as Ronnie Scott, Barbican Center, Wireless festival, Hammersmith Apollo, Shabaka Hutchings, Gilles Peterson, Blur, Oasis, or Carl Cox. All of them are featured on Qwest TV and we’re very happy to build such a great partnership with Channelbox/Freeview in this country,” said Ackbaraly.

“We are thrilled to launch Qwest channels on the platform and give UK audience access to its’ top quality content free-of-charge. Channelbox has an extensive lineup of music channels and Qwest channels are a fantastic  addition”, added Tanya Kronfli, Channelbox  head of content and business development. 

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