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True Movies

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

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How to Watch: True Movies

Below is a list of all the television and radio channels that you can watch in the UK using one of the free services: analogue, DAB (for radio), Freeview, Sky No Card - Sky without a viewing card (Freesat from Sky (or fSfS)) and Freesat.. Where a channel can be watched for free, the channel number is listed below. In addition, if you can watch (or listen) immediately online, press the button in the "web" column.

As some channels are exclusive to one service alone, you may need to get receive more than one service to get all the channels you want. The coverage for Freeview differs too - those channels not provided by the public service "Freeview Light" transmitters the current coverage shown thus (54%), taken from Connected Nations Report 2017: Data analysis'

Key: wb_sunny daytime; watch_later nighttime; account_box funded from the TV License; flags show Freeview channel limits.
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True Movies   50 (54%) 319 303

Local content: This is a local TV service. 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).

Freeview multiplex: True Movies is on a special local multiplex broadcasting only to the area.

Saturday, 26 November 2016

4:02 PM

sheila saunders:

No. Most of the programmes provided on UK Freeview are not available on-line outside of the UK.

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MikeP's 2,986 posts GB
Thursday, 1 December 2016
3:25 PM

Please help.. my friend and I live in Solihull W. Mid and yesterday in the afternoo, True Christmas freeview channel 74 just disappeared. We tried retuning, even re-scanning with no aerial connected, then with, and no its not there. We love that channel where has it gone, we want it back!

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Hev's 1 post GB
Thursday, 8 December 2016
Chris Cottrell
3:00 PM

True Christmas ch 74 is advertised in my local TV Times. I have re-tuned both my TV and my Panasonic digital recorder with no luck and it isn't even available on my Virgin Tivo receiver. I live in the Maidstone area. This seems to be an area coverage problem or a regional broadcaster issue. If this is the case there seems to be a concern with misleading advertising.

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Chris Cottrell's 1 post GB

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 2,576 posts GB

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
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

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 2,986 posts GB
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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Deborah Bennett's 1 post GB
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 2 posts GB
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