FilmFour goes free

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Good news for serious cinema fans on a budget – according to TV Scoop, Channel’s 4’s specialist filmsite, FilmFour, will go become a free service courtesy of Freeview from Sunday 23rd July. To coincide with the launch, the channel gets a slight re-brand, changing its name to Film4.

The channel will broadcast six films a day between 3pm and 3am, with the screening day divided into four slots – classics, prime time, independent/cool cinema and arthouse. You’ll find it on Sky channel 315; Freeview channel 31; NTL channel 701/50; and Telewest channel 444.

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Dave Walker