A NEW television channel all about the armed forces has been launched.

The factual channel, Forces TV, focuses on the work of the armed forces and the world of defence and offers news, live events, features and documentaries about every aspect of the armed forces including operations, equipment, training, welfare, sport, charity fundraising and forces family life.

You can tune into Forces TV at the following channels: Sky 299; Virgin 244 and Freesat 652 The channel’s primary target audience is the UK forces community, which is estimated at more than 12m people serving personnel, their families and friends, reservists, cadets, veterans and their dependants, and those who work alongside the forces and raise money for their charities.

Produced by the Services Sound and Vision Corporation (SSVC), the independent charity that runs the British Forces Broadcasting Service for UK military personnel and their families, the channel will also be supported by Sky and the BBC through the provision of their content.