Court TV Ends Freeview Transmission

Court TV, the specialist channel that broadcasts us trials and legal programmes, has stopped transmitting on the Freeview terrestrial platform. Although not publicised, it appears that the brief period of Freeview broadcasts was intended to showcase the Derek Chauvin trial, and transmissions on Freeview have ended as planned.

Court TV was broadcast on the temporary multiplex COM7, which only offered coverage to around 70% of the UK population. The frequency used to broadcast COM7 will be taken over by EE for 5G mobile phone services, although the date for this has not been confirmed.

Court TV continues to broadcast on satellite, via Freesat on channel number 177, and Sky on channel number 179. A live stream and on-demand content is also available on their website. An information slate now appears on Freeview channel number 89, ahead of final removal on the 22nd June (2021).

At the time of writing, Court TV are yet to remove references to the Freeview service from their website and social media feeds.

Correction: Court TV Did Not Replace Together TV+1

Page last updated on February 27th, 2021 at 02:02 am

Correcting the previous post, information from another source confirms that Court TV was added as an additional service to Freeview multiplex COM7, and did not replace Together TV +1.

Court TV can be found on Freeview channel no. 89, with Together TV +1 remaining on 83.

Further Update: Together TV +1 is currently broadcasting as a placeholder/information slate, and is not currently showing programmes. Full closure is a likely possibility.

Court TV Will be on COM7

Following the previous article, it has now been confirmed that Court TV will replace Together TV +1 on Freeview.

The channel, which joins Freeview tomorrow (15th February 2021), will be broadcast on the remaining temporary multiplex COM7. This means coverage will be restricted, with around 75% of UK households able to receive the channel.

Additionally, the COM7 multiplex uses the newer DVB-T2 standard, meaning only HD, YouView or Freeview Play devices can access the service.

In time, the channel may move to one of the permanent commercial multiplexes, which have an increased coverage of around 90%. Court TV is also available on the Sky and Freesat satellite platforms.

Court TV Joining Freeview

Court TV, which broadcasts US trials and other legal related programmes, is to join the Freeview terrestrial platform.

The channel, which launched initially on satellite, will be available on Freeview channel number 89 from the 15th February (2021).

Exact coverage is not yet known, as the multiplex has not been confirmed. However, regardless of the multiplex chosen, the addition of Freeview availability will help the channel to reach a greater number of households.

Court TV Launches Tuesday

Court TV is launching on Sky channel 179 this Tuesday (8th September 2020). The American channel owned by E. W. Scripps Company specialises in broadcasts from court rooms along with other legal related content.

The channel is currently broadcasting trailers ahead of its launch, and will only be available in standard definition (SD). There is no timeshift (+1) version. The channel is available in both the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

The channel is free-to-air, and although it has not officially launched on Freesat, the channel can be manually tuned into Freesat boxes.

Sony Pictures Television are handling the transmission of the channel on behalf of E. W. Scripps subsidiary Katz Broadcasting.