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Free to air movies focused on true stories and films that touch the heart.

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True Movies        

Regional content: National channel with no regional content or variations. For full details of broadcaster contacts, see the link icon True Movies page.

Official site: See the link icon True Movies website.

From Wikipedia: The channel is aimed especially at the female viewer dedicated to true to life drama films, which are mostly made-for-TV movies in origin. It shows movies from a range of cinematic genres including romance, crime, drama and docusoaps, all of which are based on real life events. The was renamed as True Movies 1 during November 2010. - link icon read more about True Movies on wikipedia (summary by Clipped).

Thursday, 8 December 2016

4:59 PM

Chris Cottrell: Check previous questions and answers about this channel.

Your transmitter has to carry it - if it doesn't, you can't watch it.

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB flag

8:09 PM

Chris Cottrell: Bluebell Hill, the station that covers the Maidstone area is not fitted with a "Local" multiplex as used by True Christmas (74).

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Sunday, 18 December 2016
12:34 PM

I bought my mum a new tv for Christmas. A Samsung freeviewHD . Her old one was a bush Freeview. The new tv is in same spot with same external aerial as the old one. Yet while the old Bush one has channel 74 the new one will not receive it. Yes it has the few extra channels offered with the freeviewHD receiver but it won't get True Christmas. Can anyone explain this? Same aerial sameposition in house....its freaky and annoying!

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Nick's 1 post GB flag

3:22 PM


Different makes of TV, or even different models, have tuners which differ in performance and sensitivity. It may well be that the new TV has a less sensitive tuner than the 'old' one.

The other point is that although you appear to have received channel 74 before, you may not be in an area served by a transmitter that provides such. The only way to tell is by you giving a full post code of your Mum's location.

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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB flag
Thursday, 16 March 2017
Deborah Bennett
7:11 AM

True movies has gone off during the day.
I was watching it and it just went off yesterday. It now says resume at 9pm is there a reason for this.

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Mandy Pratt
10:26 AM

Please can you tell me when true movies will be back with out warning stopped from 7am till 9pm .tried contact number and emailed with no reply

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Mandy Pratt's 1 post GB flag

11:34 PM

Deborah Bennett & Mandy Pratt: True Movies is now only available on Freeview from 9pm until 5am as it is time sharing its broadcast capactity with Kix childrens channel. It continues to be available 24/7 on Sky and Freesat.

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StevensOnln1's 3,547 posts GB flag
Friday, 17 March 2017
cahol doninger
4:32 AM

Deborah Bennett: why has true movies cut it's hours i used to view it all day now it's not on until 9pm such a shame it's a great channel

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cahol doninger's 1 post GB flag
Saturday, 18 March 2017
12:02 PM

So disappointed to find true movies not on until 9pm.I watch it every day.Not suitable for me to watch it on Sky.

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Lorraine's 1 post GB flag
6:38 PM

So dissapointed that you've changed the time of true movies ,not everyone has sky free sat or virgin,loved the films that were on during the day, when will it be back do hope it will be back by christmas.

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