Arqiva has announced the launch of the nostalgic British film channel, Talking Pictures TV – an independent archive film and television company – on Freeview channel 81.
Available from 13:00 on Tuesday 22 September 2015, people watching Talking Pictures TV will be able to watch vintage and rare films, 24 hours a day, and relive their memories of the ‘Saturday morning pictures’.
“Talking Pictures TV is the only broadcaster to offer TV viewers the opportunity to watch nostalgic films of this genre for free, on Freeview,” explains Sarah Cronin-Stanley, Director Talking Pictures TV. “By launching on Freeview, we’re excited to be able to deliver such a unique experience to a much broader audience of movie lovers, or those people who may discover a new interest in classic films through channel surfing and discovering Talking Pictures TV! ”
The channel will broadcast in standard definition nationally in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland with just over 72 per cent population coverage, from the Arqiva Freeview multiplex.