Factual channel Yesterday, entertainment service Drama and female-focused reality channel Really will be available on the satellite service from later this month, bringing shows including Call the Midwife, Louis Theroux: Behind Bars and Medieval Murder Mysteries to the free-to-air audience.
“Freesat viewers will be able to watch gripping history shows on Yesterday, some of Britain’s finest, critically-acclaimed drama content on Drama, and unbelievable real life stories on Really,” said UKTV’s CEO Darren Childs.
“As UKTV continues to invest heavily in new shows, there’s never been a better time to have access to our channels.”
Freesat marketing director Paul Gilshan said: “We are thrilled to boost our offering with the launch of three new entertainment channels fromUKTV. More than 200 free-to-air TV channels, and more than 60 entertainment channels, are available on Freesat, ensuring viewers are spoilt for choice, without the monthly costs.”