UKTV has secured its sixth free-to-air slot, the broadcaster has announced.
Lifestyle channel Home will make the move from pay TV to free-to-air on 1 March.
Emma Ayech, general manager of Home, said that the channel’s move to free-to-air households “gives a greater reach to our channel, offering more viewers the opportunity to watch our great roster of much-loved shows fronted by big name talent. We’re looking forward to welcoming new audiences to our Home.”
Home replaced pay TV channel UKTV Style in 2009. It will move to channel 25, currently occupied by Dave Ja Vu, which will move to a new slot which will be announced in the coming days.
The channel features a mixture of original content, such as Fantasy Homes By The Sea and My Dream Derelict Home, alongside lifestyle programming from the BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5 including Escape to the Country and The Hotel Inspector.
Home will join Dave, Dave Ja Vu, Drama, Really and Yesterday in UKTV’s free-to-air portfolio.