Film4 launches on Freeview

Posted July 9, 2006 - Press Releases

From the 23rd July, all Freeview viewers will be able to enjoy the dedicated movie channel FilmFour for free. The relaunch of FilmFour makes it the UK’s only free-to-air movie channel and brings it to Freeview viewers for the very first time.

Kicking off on Sunday 23rd July with the network premiere of the award-winning box-office hit Lost in Translation, starring Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson, FilmFour will be available every day from 3pm to 3am on channel 31, showcasing the best of modern film and classic movies.
Keeping its distinctive ‘seasons’, audiences can enjoy double-bills highlighting movie connections and themes like ‘Saturday Night Shocks’ where films such as the UK TV premiere of Wolf Creek will be making the audience cower in their seats.
Freeview is the simple way to get digital television and offers over 30 free digital TV channels including E4, More4, BBC Three, CBeebies, Sky Three and ITV2, as well as over 20 free digital radio stations – all for a one-off cost and no contract or monthly payment. To get Freeview, all you need to do is to purchase a digital box from around £40 and plug it into your TV and rooftop aerial . Alternatively, you can buy a digital TV (idTV) or Digital TV Recorder which have a digital tuner built-in.

Sophie Alexander, Head of Consumer Marketing at Freeview said, “It’s fantastic to have a film channel of such quality launching on to the Freeview service. We already have fantastic drama, lifestyle and entertainment channels but a dedicated film channel was exactly what we needed. Now something that could only previously be viewed with a subscription package can be viewed by all Freeview viewers with no additional cost.”

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