TruTV (UK and Ireland)

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TruTV
TruTV logo.svg
Launched 4 August 2014 (2014-08-04)
Owned by Turner Broadcasting System Europe (Time Warner)
Picture format 576i (16:9 SDTV)
Audience share 0.1% (August 2014 (2014-08), BARB)
Slogan Larger Than Life, Unscripted, Entertaining.
Country United Kingdom
Ireland
Broadcast area United Kingdom
Ireland
Sister channel(s) Boomerang
Cartoon Network
Cartoonito
CNN International
TCM
Website www.trutv.co.uk
Availability
Terrestrial
Freeview Channel 68
Channel 69 (+1)
Satellite
Freesat Channel 154
Sky Channel 565
Astra 2F 12552 V 22000 5/6
Streaming media
TruTV Watch live (UK only)

TruTV is a British television channel owned by Turner Broadcasting System Europe. The channel launched free-to-air on Freeview, Freesat and Sky platforms on 4 August 2014.[1]

History[edit]

Announcement and placeholder[edit]

In May 2014, Turner Broadcasting System announced that they would launch TruTV, a separate UK version of the US channel of the same name. On 13 June 2014, TruTV launched a placeholder on Freeview channel 68. On 24 July 2014, the TruTV placeholder launched on Sky channel 565.

With the US counterpart relaunched in October 27, 2014 with a new focus on humour while retaining its reality format and a revamped logo, it is unknown if this network or other international versions will follow suit.

Launch[edit]

On 4 August 2014, TruTV launched as well as being added on Freesat channel 154.

Programming[edit]

Most of TruTV's programming has originally aired in the USA. Programming ranges from True Crime programming, such as I, Detective and Bait Car to factual reality programming such as Hardcore Pawn and Container Wars, as well as programmes such as Fear Factor and Conan.

TruTV +1[edit]

On 28 August 2014, a placeholder channel for TruTV +1 launched on Freeview channel 69. It launched on 5 October 2014.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eames, Tom (30 May 2014). "truTV to launch in the UK on digital free-to-air". Digital Spy. Retrieved 21 July 2014. 

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