Forces TV launches with Freesat

Forces TV, a new channel from British armed forces broadcasting service SSVC, has launched in the UK on the Freesat platform. 

The channel is dedicated to the armed forces and the world of defence and covers reports, features, live events, human interest stories, documentaries, interviews and competitions.

“Our teams have been working alongside the services for years and have an unrivalled and independent understanding of the UK’s armed forces,” said SSVC chief executive Nick Pollard.

“The new channel will bring the UK viewer a 24-hour-a-day picture of everything the forces are doing with great access behind the scenes, allowing the public to see an unprecedented picture of the military world. It’ll be full of unique insights and essential viewing for everyone who wants to understand what the armed forces are doing.”

UK prime minister David Cameron said: “As more of our troops come home, it is vital that we do not lose touch with the amazing contribution that our armed forces have made and continue to make. We cannot forget them; we have to always remember the sacrifices they make. I am sure Forces TV will provide that vital link between the public and our service men and women and I wish it every success.”