Sky Arts is now available to watch for free-to-air on satellite and is also available ob Freeview. Sky have said the launch will “supercharge its mission to increase access to and drive participation in the arts, at a vital time for the cultural sector,” according to a press release.

Philip Edgar-Jones, director of Sky Arts, added: “There’s never been a stronger need or demand for the arts, nor a more important time to champion and celebrate creativity.

“That’s why we’re throwing open the doors to make Sky Arts a free channel. During lockdown we’ve seen audiences to the channel increase by 50 per cent and our weekly live paint-along show, Portrait Artist of The Week, reached 4.6 million people with over 20,000 portraits painted.”

He continued: “With our renewed focus and mission to increase accessibility and participation across the arts, we want to hear from everyone with ideas for how we might be able to work together – we can only succeed with artists and creatives at the heart of what we do.”

Sky Arts is now available on Freeview channel 11 and through Freeview Play and on Freesat channel 147.

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By Expat