Hochanda cuts Freeview hours

Update // The arts and craft channel reverses recent extension to Freeview hours.

Hochanda has told its viewers via social media that it will be changing its Freeview hours from Wednesday 8th January 2020.

Following the change, programmes will be available on its Freeview channel between 7am and 7pm.

Outside of these hours, viewers are being invited to watch and catch-up with Hochanda programmes via Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV as well as via the Hochanda app or website.

Hochanda only recently extended its hours on Freeview, becoming a 24/7 service on Freeview 85 in the autumn, before which it also closed at 7pm.

The channel confirmed the cost of the extended hours of carriage on Freeview was "unsustainable".