It’s been announced that Turner Broadcasting are to launch a UK version of their popular American channel TruTV.
TruTV is Turner’s general entertainment channel in the US.
Broadcast Now reports “the 24-hour channel will air this summer in an unconfirmed slot on the Freeview, Freesat and YouView platforms. Distribution with pay-TV platforms Sky and Virgin Media is expected to be revealed shortly” and also say “the channel is expected to commission UK shows to bolster its existing output, as well as buy up shows from distributors including Endemol and Zodiak Rights”.
The US version of TruTV airs such shows as Storage Hunters, Lizard Lick Towing and Hardcore Pawn.
Turner Broadcasting already air several channels in the UK including CNN, Cartoon Network and TCM.