US channel specialising in live television coverage of court cases will debut on Freeview on 15th February.
From 15th February, Freeview viewers will be able access to Court TV’s live coverage and analysis. This will include one of the biggest trials in modern US history, involving the death of George Floyd.
Forty-six-year-old African American George Floyd was killed on May 25th 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, while being arrested for allegedly using a counterfeit bill. Footage showing Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, kneeling on Floyd’s neck while three police colleagues looked on, went viral on social media and sparked a global movement protesting against police brutality and racism. The four officers face third degree murder charges. Chauvin will be tried separately. Jury selection for Chauvin’s trial begins 8th March and Court TV will cover the proceedings live in their entirety.
Court TV launches on Freeview channel 89. The channel first arrived on Sky then Freesat last year, as part of a rapid expansion for Court TV.
Watching Court TV on Freeview
Court TV has limited UK coverage on Freeview. You will be only able to access channel 89 in areas where the full Freeview service, including Quest HD and FreeSports is available.
Alternatively, you can watch Court TV online or on Sky 179, Freesat 177.
Freeview Technical data for installers: Court TV, LCN89, Multiplex COM7, DVB-T2.