The Space, developed by Arts Council England (ACE) and the BBC, went live last Friday (July 20) on Freesat channel 908.
The service originally launched online on May 1 for a trial period until the end of October, coinciding with the arts activity around the London Olympics, including the London 2012 Festival and the Cultural Olympiad.
Available for free over the internet, and accessible on smartphones, tablets, connected TV and Freeview, it is hoped that The Space will "transform the way people connect with and experience the arts, music and film", as well as help "artists to innovate and experiment digitally".
Highlights on the service include early films by Prometheus director Ridley Scott and fellow filmmaker Ken Russell, taken from the BFI archive.
The Space has also offered a sold-out performance of The Trojans from London's Royal Opera House; Stephen Fry interviewing Tracey Emin live from the Turner Contemporary; and the Globe Theatre's Globe to Globe series, including a hip-hop version of Shakespeare's Othello.
More content will be added to The Space every week.
The channel is not currently available to all Freesat homes in the UK, but the aim is to expand the coverage over time.
Freesat managing director Emma Scott said: "While the nation's eyes will be focused on the summer of sport in the UK, there is also an amazing summer of culture, with world-class arts, culture and film on show across the country.
"I am delighted that Freesat is able to take part by hosting the BBC and Arts Council's new digital arts service, The Space.
"This exciting venture will make some of the most innovative, creative and contemporary visual arts available for viewers everywhere."