The channel, which is currently available on Sky, Freesat and Virgin Media, will air on Freeview channel 70, giving it 90% coverage of the DTT footprint in the UK.
The channel’s forthcoming line-up of movies will feature an Apocalypse season featuring Robert Rodriguez’s Planet Terror and Death Proof (pictured) and Stephen King’s The Stand.
Tanya Gugenheim, chief business development officer, AMC Networks International – Zone, said: “Horror Channel has become the third channel in the CBS AMC Channel portfolio to launch on Freeview within a year, joining CBS Reality and CBS Action and underscoring the demand for our content offering. The channel already boasts a loyal fan base, and we’re pleased to introduce it to a broader audience through Freeview.”
Guy North, managing director of Freeview said: “We’re excited to welcome another member of the CBS AMC Channel portfolio to Freeview. Horror Channel will provide the bravest of our viewers with plenty of thrilling programmes alongside cult classics and fantasy favourites for the more faint-hearted.”