That's TV Gold launches on Freesat, amplifying platform's content offering

London, UK – 11 October 2021 - Freesat, the UK’s free to view satellite TV service, has announced that another channel is being added to its ever-growing and varied roster of content. The home of classic TV, That’s TV Gold, is available on channel 178 now.

That’s TV Gold showcases entertainment, music and films from the 60s to today. The channel’s line-up will feature iconic programming of yesteryear with legendary comedy heroes from The Tommy Cooper Show, The Kenny Everett Show and The Mike Yarwood Show gracing our television screens once again.

Angie Mee, Director of Content Partnerships at Freesat, commented,

“We are thrilled to welcome That’s TV Gold to the ever-expanding Freesat service. As well as bringing our customers the newest content, we also understand their love of shows from their past and That’s TV Gold brings with it some of the very finest. At Freesat we are committed to championing the best possible programming on our platform and That’s TV Gold is yet another key channel to help us deliver on this promise.”

That’s TV Gold Head of Programming, Kristiina Vaiksalu, commented,

“In recent months That’s TV Gold has been inundated with requests to launch on Freesat. We are delighted to be in a position to now do this and bring our brand of classic entertainment to Freesat viewers. Our schedule will reflect the popular culture we all grew up with and feature some of the biggest names in UK television over the past five decades.”

This Autumn, sitcom lovers will be treated to classic shows like Tripper’s Day, Howard Confessions and All in Good Faith, which are sure to tickle the funny bones of those who crave nostalgic content.

Alongside the channel’s impeccable comedy offering, there’s also a wide range of programming including legendary concerts and musicians, in-depth documentaries from around the world and films featuring some of the biggest names in showbiz.


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About Freesat

Freesat is the UK’s subscription-free satellite television platform, offering brilliant free recordable TV, together with the latest streaming services, including catch-up and pay-as-you-go. First and foremost, we’re about giving our viewers content, choice and amazing value. But we’re also innovative, ambitious and agile, whether that’s adding new services on our platform, finding new ways to help the channels that work with us, or exporting our technology to broadcasters in new territories. We invest our profits back into the business, helping to maintain a great user experience for all our customers.

Established in 2007 by the BBC and ITV, Freesat was acquired by Digital UK in 2021 and reaches 2 million homes each week via TV and set-top boxes. Our customers have access to a wide range of channels providing entertainment, news, and children’s programming and on-demand and catch-up favourites such as BBC iPlayer, ITVX, My5, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video and Netflix.

Our user interface and management platform, Metaphor, provides international TV companies with connected TV solutions. We are a founding member of the Free TV Alliance in Europe and in 2016 we launched an audience analytics and insight service in association with TVbeat.

About That’s TV Gold

That’s TV Gold celebrates and commemorates the music, people, popular culture and events of the last five decades. That’s TV Gold launched on Sky and Freeview in July 2021 and will broadcast 24 hours per day on Freesat channel 187. That’s TV Gold is part of the That’s TV Network operated by the That’s Media group of companies. In addition to the national service, That’s TV Gold, the company is also the UK’s largest holder of local TV licences with local services broadcasting on Freeview in 20 locations.