Freesat adds 18 new channels to satellite TV platform

Freesat TV

The first set of channels will launch on July 24, and includes a range of entertainment, news, shopping and gaming programmes, such as Zone Horror (dedicated to "the dark side of cinema" apparently), Zone Reality ("explosive real-life programming") and Russia Today (an English language news channel from a Russian perspective).

The second group launches on August 1, and will include popular radio station ssuch as Capital Radio, XFM, Classic FM and the newly-launched NME Radio.

Emma Scott, Freesat's managing director, says: "Following last week's launch of BBC and ITV regional variants, these new TV and radio channels further enhance Freesat's offering and provide extra choice to viewers and listeners."