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New Freeview and Freesat channel TruTV to start soon

Turner broadcasting, who provide the subscription channels Cartoon Network and TCM (Turner Classic Movies) are bringing a version of their popular "unscripted programming" channel TruTV to UK homes very soon.

Hardcore Pawn will be shown on the new channel.  Photograph: Turner Broadcasting System
Hardcore Pawn will be shown on the new channel. Photograph: Turner Broadcasting System
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Details have been provided to Broadcast (see Turner to launch UK free-to-air channel TruTV - News - Broadcast Turner reveals TruTV plans - News - Broadcast) about bringing the popular US television channel TruTV to UK screen.

According to Broadcast the UK channel will include new home-grown content as well as programmes from the US.

The channel is Container Wars, gameshow Fear Factor and repo series South Beach Tow.

"This kind of unscripted programming is doing incredibly well in the UK right now and we have a very strong pipeline of content, so it seemed to be the right time to take advantage,"Turner UK general manager Anthony Lukom told Broadcast, "Other channels have started to develop this genre in their schedule - but they are not dedicated to it. TruTv has a very clear proposition – it is about larger-than-life, compulsive viewing.... TruTV shows real-life comedy featuring incredible characters in real-life situations, a formula that is enjoying ever-increasing popularity worldwide,"

The 24-hour channel will air this summer in on the Freeview, Freesat and YouView platforms, with Sky and Virgin Media to be confirmed.

Turner has already commissioned UK content for the US channel, including Killer Karaoke and Hardcore Pawn (photo above).



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Thursday, 15 May 2014
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Dave Hagan
9:56 AM

TruTv just what we all want, I don't think.

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Briantist
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2:37 PM

Dave Hagan: You must be missing the closed shopping channels, I guess.

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mark
10:31 PM

I suspect not on freeview lite! Same licence fee half the service.

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Briantist
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10:41 PM

Mark: the licence fee pays for the BBC. Freeview light carries all the services you pay for.

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woodface
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11:16 PM

Perhaps they're commissioning a UK version of Hardcore Pawn, but the crew in that photo are All-American, Yes Sirree Bob...

You don't often get 'Jewelry', shorts or 'physique' like that in Brighton!

With CBS Reality only recently landed on Freeview, we're looking like a dumping ground for a deluge of phoney 'factual' format TV. I'm no snob - I love Discovery Shed! - but I know scripted 'unscripted' staged fiction when I see it. Notice how they had to stop making 'reality' shows during the writer's strike?

With the dumbing down of the once great documentary channels like History and Discovery etc, commercial TV's IQ is falling fast. Let's hope the next election doesn't leave TJ Harris's friends free to make more BBC cuts. BBC4's demise would reduce telly's IQ to remedial.


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Friday, 16 May 2014
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trevorjharris
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3:13 PM

Well the BBC has been dumbing down as well.

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Paul Dorset
7:51 PM
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I;m in the rowbridge transmitter area Colehill Wimborne Dorset and all my channels have gone and so have my neighbours bbc keeps coming in and out and pretty much every channel from 10 (itv3) and above are unwatchable they start then fade out sound goes and becomes pixelated I have searched all relevant sites but can find no reported problems or maintenance work. Any Ideas or help welcomed

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MikeP
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8:34 PM

Paul
It could just be the weather that is causing it. There is a well documented phenomenon that disrupts TV transmissions and there is nothing that can be done about it. Do not retune your equipment else you could lose all programmes.

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Paul Dorset
9:00 PM
Wimborne

Thanks for the reply and advice MikeP ive now got 1 thru 10 watchable and stable.

Thanks again

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trevorjharris
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11:22 PM

It could be the weather as there is a high at the moment. You may get an improvement with a better aerial. If it persists it might be worth checking you are not affected by 4G. This can be fixed with a simple filter which I understand is available free. Just a thought.

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