|  Home   |  Forums   |  News   |  Blog   |  Reviews   |
 Satellite   Digital TV   IPTV   Cable   HDTV   Computers   Apple   Games   Mobile Phones   Broadband   Internet   Security   Telecoms   USB   VoIP   Wireless   Science 

January 10, 2006

FilmFour to go free on Freeview?

Bookmark and Share


Channel 4 is considering dropping the subscription on FilmFour, its only remaining pay TV service, according to the Media Guardian.

The move would see FilmFour’s potential audience go from 400,000 households to 15 million households, with basic carriage on Sky, cable and Freeview.

Subscribers currently pay around £7 a month for FilmFour, which also comprises a timeshift channel and a ‘popular’ movies station called FilmFour Weekly.

The switch - currently being mulled over by chief exec Andy Duncan - would likely herald the introduction of more adverts on the channel, which has traditionally broadcast movies uninterrupted.

Earlier this year the audience share for youth-oriented station E4 doubled after it became a free service and launched on Freeview. C4, which has since launched free-to-air factual channel More4, could house FilmFour in another recently-acquired Freeview slot.

Source: Digital Spy

Story link: FilmFour to go free on Freeview?

Discuss this in the Techwatch Forums

Special offers on iPhones

Related news to "FilmFour to go free on Freeview?"

No Comments »

No comments yet.

Leave a comment

Connect with Facebook

Previous: «
Next: »

Visited 2059 times, 2 so far today