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TCM encrypts on satellite

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Long running movie channel Turner Classic Movies has ceased its UK free to air broadcast.

Like several other of the Turner operated stations, TCM has now moved to an encrypted broadcast, meaning that viewers are now required to have a subscription to a minimum of the Sky Family Pack.

The channel had been unencrypted since its launch, originally on the analogue platform, where it replaced Turner's entertainment channel TNT.

News that the channel has encrypted has been received with dismay from both FTA satellite viewers, and viewers of the terrestrial digital platform Freeview, whom had hoped that TCM would eventually become available to them.

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