|Launched||3 August 2009|
|Owned by||CSC Media Group|
|Picture format||4:3, 576i (SDTV)|
|Audience share||0.3% (October 2013, BARB)|
|Sister channel(s)||21st Century Bliss
Chart Show Dance
Chart Show TV
True Movies 1
True Movies 2
|Timeshift service||True Entertainment +1|
Channel 296 (+1)
|Eutelsat 28A||11307 V 27500 2/3|
|Virgin Media||Channel 189|
True Entertainment is the television channel in the United Kingdom that replaced Showcase TV on 3 August 2009. The change was originally scheduled to happen on 1 July 2009, but a late change put the change "on hold until further notice". True Entertainment launched on 3 August 2009. Whilst the bulk of its current programming is movies, similar to sister channels True Movies 1 and True Movies 2; the channel aims to establish itself as a general entertainment channel.
Its licence first appeared on the Ofcom website in January 2007 (initially named "Toon TV", this was changed to AnimeCentral in June 2007, to True Entertainment in June 2008, and to Showcase TV on 26 August 2008. It the changed again to True Entertainment on 10 June 2009. Its logo is the same as the True Movies 1 and True Movies 2. On 5 July 2010, True Entertainment launched on Freesat channel 142. On 1 March 2011, True Entertainment launched on Virgin Media channel 189. True Entertainment launched on Freeview channel 61 with the exception of transmitters in Wales, on 6 August 2013. It was accompanied by a refreshed schedule to take into account the new Freeview viewers.
True Entertainment +1, a one hour timeshift channel, was launched on 25 February 2013. The channel was replaced by True Drama on 4 June 2013. The channel relaunched on 3 April 2014, replacing BuzMuzik, which closed due to CSC bringing Starz TV to their list.
- Chicago Hope
- Dr. Finlay's Casebook
- The Knock
- Little House on the Prairie
- Road to Avonlea
- The Waltons
- Highway To Heaven
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- "CSC to launch Drama channel". a516digital. 21 May 2012.
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