Arqiva launches new channel ARISE News on Freeview

We have announced the launch of global news and entertainment channel ARISE NEWS in standard definition on Freeview channel 136, using the more advanced Digital Video Broadcasting technology MPEG4 DVB-T2.

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ARISE News will be available to those Freeview viewers who are within the broadcast coverage of our new HD multiplex – around 72% of the UK population - provided they are watching a Freeview HD compatible iDTV or Freeview HD set top box. The ARISE News service should also be available to YouView, BT Vision and TalkTalk TV homes within this coverage area. Viewers can find out if they are able to receive this exciting new channel by using the coverage checker on the Digital UK website at

ARISE News delivers real time international news and entertainment to global audiences, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, on cable, satellite, mobile devices and on the internet while celebrating diverse communities and cultures across all continents, including all that is African and Afropolitan.

“We are delighted to welcome ARISE News to the Freeview platform. Most Freeview HD homes will be able to enjoy the rich cultural and educational content available on the channel. We at Arqiva are committed to broadcasting a variety of content to offer viewers great channel and programme choices.”

“Today, we reach yet another milestone as we launch on Freeview. ARISE News is committed to covering issues of the day and world events that matter from an uncommon perspective, engaging citizens of the world in an emerging new global order truly representing the experiences of the under-served communities often ignored by conventional media."

ARISE News joins other news channels, BBC News, BBC News HD, Sky News, Al Jazeera English, Al Jazeera English HD, Al Jazeera Arabic and RT on Freeview. ARISE News is carried on our Com 7 HD Multiplex and will be available to viewers with Freeview HD products within the commercial HD network coverage areas.