Agent Carter is the highlight of launch week of new free to air UK TV channel, Paramount Network
4th July marks the launch of the UK's latest free to air entertainment TV channel, Paramount Network. The new channel is aimed at millennials and will see the UK TV Free-to-air premier of Agent Carter lead the content in the launch week when it broadcasts at 8pm on the launch day.
In addition to the Marvel show, the channel will also be home to Suits, Sleepy Hollow, Designated Survivor, The Mick and Lip Sync Battle US.
Ben Frow, Director of Programming, Channel 5, overseeing the UK launch of Paramount Network said: “Paramount Network is set to deliver high end Hollywood entertainment with blockbuster movies, scripted drama and critically acclaimed comedy featuring some of the biggest names on the planet. Supported by Channel 5’s creative scheduling and audience insight and underpinned by Viacom’s brand-building expertise, Paramount Network is a popular premium content destination in a free-to-air world.”
Jill Offman, EVP Comedy Central and Paramount Network International said: “Launching on TV screens in the UK is another critical milestone for the Paramount Network brand, which we’re convinced will resonate strongly with British viewers given Paramount’s distinguished and successful history of epic, cinematic story-telling for global audiences. Delivering free-to-air content to millions of UK households, underlines our belief that, despite the growing popularity of on-demand, viewers continue to value highly TV channels that offer an intelligently scheduled linear line up of quality entertainment.”
Films that will also hit the channel in the coming weeks include the Spielberg duo of War of the Worlds and Catch Me If You Can, Dances With Wolves, The Shining and Jackie Brown.
Paramount Network will launch in the UK on Freeview (57), Sky (159), BT (57) and TalkTalk (57) platforms.