Back with a Bang: Together TV returns to full Freeview capacity, and to celebrate, a new free DIY Challenge is being launched to support mental health in the run-up to Christmas
London, November 2022 - As the nights draw in and the cost of living crisis leads us to an upcoming ‘winter of discontent’, Together TV continues to provide reasons to be cheerful.
It is back to serving its loyal viewers by returning to full Freeview coverage and launching a brand new ‘DIY Challenge’ to bring people - especially socially-isolated older men - together over the next two months.
Together TV is now available to viewers on Freeview 83 and a +1 channel has also been launched on Freeview 92. The channel is also available on Sky 170, Virgin 269, Freesat 164.
The DIY Challenge is the latest Challenge in Together TV’s “Channel Your Inner Good” campaigns, born in the midst of the pandemic.
Aimed at boosting participants' mental health and reducing their sense of social isolation, these Challenges connect people to their local communities through accessible pathways to new hobbies and community-related interests.
Over 100,000 participants have grown nearly 1 million sunflowers across the first two Sunflower Challenges. Participants reported improved wellbeing with 30% responding that the Challenge had helped improve their mental health (base n~13k) .
Even more, a stunning 85% of Together TV viewers reported that they have done something good in their lives as a result of watching Together TV. (Source: Opinium research, July 2022)
Together TV's DIY Challenge is in collaboration with the UK Men’s Sheds Association, and aims to encourage male (and female) participants to Channel Your Inner Maker to take care of their mental health.
As part of the DIY Challenge how-to videos presented by fan favourite DIY TV Host Dave Wellman and were filmed in one of the UK’s first Men’s Sheds in Camden Town.
Mike Jenn, Life President at UK Men's Sheds' Association, features in the videos and discusses the positive impact the sheds have on men’s health and wellbeing.
Crafting and DIY are hobbies that boost wellbeing, encourage mindfulness and will be the perfect indoor activity once the clocks go back this weekend.
The DIY Challenge opens to registrants on Thursday 10th November, with participants receiving weekly emails detailing how to construct three projects of various difficulty with the aid of how-to video tutorials. These DIY projects will make great Christmas presents on a shoestring budget, especially as spiralling everyday costs add to festive financial strain.
Together TV broadcasts on Freeview channel 83 (+1 channel on 92), Sky 170, Virgin 269, Freesat 164 and on its BRAND NEW FREE streaming service via app stores on Apple and Android devices and the TV app stores of Apple TV, Android TV and LG TV.
Visit www.togethrertv.com and social media channels for more information on how viewers can get involved in Together TV’s change-making campaigns.
For further information and assets, please contact:
Francesca Aita, Head of Marketing, Together TV
Notes to Editors
About Together TV
Together TV is the UK broadcaster inspiring positive change. We run a national TV channel, engagement platform and streaming service to motivate people to do good in their lives and communities.
We programme entertainment shows that focus on wellbeing and creativity, whilst championing diverse voices. In doing so, we open our audience’s eyes to the opportunities around them and motivate them to take part.
As a result of watching, our viewers change attitudes, improve their well-being, gain confidence, do more for themselves and connect with their community.
Together TV broadcasts on Freeview 83 (with +1 channel on Freeview 92), Sky 170, Virgin 269, Freesat 164 and on its BRAND NEW FREE streaming service via app stores on Apple and Android devices and the TV app stores of Apple TV, Android TV and LG TV. Together TV delivers change-making campaigns through its engagement platform, website, fulfilment partner and social media channels.
Together TV is owned by over two hundred individual shareholders with a wider group of funders and donors alongside the media and digital industry.
The Community Benefit Society and its board include representatives from the broadcasters and charity sector alongside its elected Members.
The Community Channel operating as Together TV is a charitable Community Benefit Society registered with the FCA (RS007400).