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UKTV makes Home free-to-air

UKTV has taken a sixth free-to-air slot

UKTV has taken a sixth free-to-air slot.

Current pay-TV channel Home, the inspirational home and gardens offering, will be moved into the free space.

The channel, which replaced UKTV Style in 2009, will take up its new residence at channel 25 on 1 March.

Emma Ayech, general manager of Home, said, “Moving Home in to free-to-air households gives a greater reach to our channel, offering more viewers the opportunity to watch our great roster of much-loved shows fronted by big name talent. We’re looking forward to welcoming new audiences to our Home.”

Home’s move brings UKTV’s roster of channels in free to six, joining Dave, Dave Ja Vu, Drama, Really and Yesterday.

Dave Ja Vu, currently airing on channel 25, will move to a new channel slot, which will be announced in the coming days.

UKTV recently celebrated its most successful year after record-breaking viewing helped the network deliver 9.32 per cent share of commercial impacts, putting it ahead of Channel 5’s full portfolio and all of Sky’s wholly owned channels, including movies and sport, for the first time.