The Space launches on Freesat platform
New digital arts service The Space has launched on free-to-air satellite TV platform Freesat.
Developed by Arts Council England in partnership with the BBC, the on-demand service can now be found at channel 908 on the Freesat electronic programme guide.
Fresh content is added to the channel every week, giving audiences a chance to experience the arts, film and music during what is a packed summer of culture for the UK.
Among the current highlights are early movies from the British Film Institute archive by Ridley Scott and Ken Russell, a broadcast of The Trojans recorded at the Royal Opera House and an exclusive interview between Tracey Emin and Stephen Fry.
Not all Freesat homes can currently access The Space, but the platform is aiming to roll it out to all customers over the coming months.
Emma Scott, managing director of Freesat, said: "While the nation's eyes will be focused on the summer of sport in the UK, there is also an amazing summer of culture, with world-class arts, culture and film on show across the country."
Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt last month raised the prospect of the channel becoming part of the future funding agreement for arts organisations.