New Freeview channels don’t come very often these days, but that’s exactly what we’re getting on April 15: CCXTV, which you will find on Channel 23, and will include a strange mix of programmes – from The Bold and The Beautiful to Great British Ghosts.
Established in 2002, Freeview is the United Kingdom’s digital terrestrial television platform. It provides access to free-to-air TV channels and radio stations, including more than 70 standard channels and 15 HD channels.
Freeview is, as the name suggests, free – but you do, however, need to pay the yearly TV licence fee in most cases.
CCX TV, which is owned by shopping channel operator “Ideal Shopping Direct”, will only broadcast between 7am and 10pm.
In the mornings, it will air shows from sister-channel “Create and Craft”, which is owned by the same company.
Among the programmes on the new channel, is The Bold And The Beautiful, the American daily soap which is coming back to a free-to-air UK channel for the first time in ten years. (It was available on a dedicated YouTube channel for a while, a few years ago).
Some of the additional programmes which will be available are undercover police drama In Deep, 2011 paranormal series Great British Ghosts, true-crime series Crime Inc, as well as several TV dramas and documentaries.