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Freeview and Sky users get blockbuster new channel for FREE next month

by Atlanta Business Journal

There’s a brand new channel coming to Sky, Virgin Media and Freeview TVs and the timing could not be better. GREAT!, which already offers numerous movie channels for free, is launching a service that will be dedicated to endless festive flicks.

Although Christmas is still months away, GREAT! clearly thinks people will want to get in the mood early this year with the channel officially arriving on September 8.

The firm says it will broadcast films 24 hours a day and show movies such as A Christmas Melody starring Mariah Carey.

Other things confirmed are Whoopi Goldberg in the family film Call Me Claus, Liam Neeson, Pierce Brosnan and Suranne Jones in A Christmas Star, and Lesley Manville, John Hannah and Sylvester McCoy in The Christmas Candle.

Viewers are also being promised exclusive channel premieres such as The Mistletoe Promise, A Taste of Christmas, Christmas Cupcakes, Welcome to Christmas and many more.

If you fancy tuning in, you’ll find the service on Freeview 52, Sky 319, Virgin 424, and Freesat 303 from next month and it’s free to watch.

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News of this channel launch comes as Freeview has recently warned some users they will soon lose access to content.

It has been confirmed that ITV Hub will stop working on a total of 11 connected televisions from next month with Panasonic and Hisense screens just some of those affected.

Freeview says this upcoming incompatibility is due to ITV working to deliver improvements and upgrades to their app. Sadly, the technology required to carry out these improvements is not supported by some older models.

In a post on its website, Freeview confirmed: “From the end of September the ITV Hub app will no longer be available on some Freeview devices.”

Here is every device that will be affected by the changes:

• Avtex (2016+)

• CVTE (2013+)

• Hisense MTK5657

• Hisense MTK5658

• TCL 6586 6 Series

• Panasonic TV 2016 D MT5810

• Panasonic TV 2015 C MT5595, Diga

• Panasonic TV 2018 F HD MT5581

• Sharp UMC MSD6486

• Sharp UMC MS6586

• Sharp UMC 6486X

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