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

- Social Purpose Broadcaster Together TV is back on Freeview, with over 20m households once again having access to the channel’s warming blend of feel-good and motivating programming.

- Together TV is available on Freeview channel 83 and a brand new Together TV +1 channel on Freeview channel 92.

- A new ‘DIY Challenge’ - in partnership with UK Men’s Sheds Association - is being launched, hosted by fan favourite and DIY show presenter, Dave Wellman, known from ‘New Home DIY’  

- Following the popularity, success and social impact of the Sunflower Challenge - run by the channel in the spring with over 100,000 participants growing sunflowers so far - this next ‘Challenge’  will encourage viewers to make three showstopping DIY projects to Channel Your Inner Maker by boosting their skills, sense of community and wellbeing during tough and isolating winter months.

- 85% of Together TV viewers said that they have done something good as a result of watching the channel and being part of its initiatives (Opinium, July 2022)

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Press Release: Inspiring, defiant and life-affirming LGBTQ+ stories brought to air by Together TV’s BAFTA-winning initiative

  • Four LGBTQ+ stories brought to life by Together TV are to be released in November: from the aquatic adventures of two queer mermaids, the tumultuous tale of a trans boxer campaigning for the right to fight, to Britain’s first out Muslim drag queen undergoing gender affirmation surgery and the struggles of two gay dads going through a painful child adoption process.
  • Together TV’s Diverse Film Fund was created with the aim to give underrepresented narratives a platform. Four filmmakers have been commissioned to create 20-minute documentaries and will have their films aired on Together TV
  • The filmmakers include Hollyoaks star Ross Adams, who explores his painful journey and reflection upon the adoption process for LGBTQ+ couples, and former Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist Shiva Raichandani.
  • This year's theme is LGBTQ+: Queer Lives Today, which celebrates the LGBTQ+ community while bringing attention to important issues affecting the day-to-day lives of its members.
  • The 2022 Diverse Film Fund includes mentors and judges from media giants including, BBC, Sky, Paramount, TwoFour Productions, Zinc Media Group, alongside Bafta-nominated director Ashley Francis-Roy and industry expert Stephen D Wright.
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Press Release: Ubisoft's Lisa Opie announced as Together TV's new Chair

  • Together TV, the social purpose broadcaster, welcomes Ubisoft Leamington and Ubisoft Reflections Managing Director Lisa Opie as new Chair of the channel from mid-September
  • Lisa succeeds Founder and Chair Caroline Diehl MBE who is stepping down in September
  • Together TV’s current board of Trustees includes senior executives from the charitable channel’s partners, including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky, and Arqiva
  • Lisa joins as Together TV starts a new path of digital transformation with a brand new streaming service and pioneering hybrid channel
  • The board also announced the appointment of Satmohan Panesar, Commissioner Editor at ITV as Vice-Chair of Together TV
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Press release: BBC Creative Director Justin Bairamian joins social purpose broadcaster Together TV’s board of Trustees

  • Together TV, the social purpose broadcaster, welcomes BBC Creative Director Justin Bairamian as a Trustee on its board
  • Together TV’s board of Trustees includes senior executives from the charitable channel’s partners, including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky, and Arqiva
  • Over the years, BBC Creative has supported Together TV's brand campaigns as part of the wider partnership with the BBC
  • Justin joins as Together TV launches its pioneering IP-delivered simulcast channel on Freeview  
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Press Release: Together TV launching the streaming service that helps viewers channel their inner good

  • Social purpose broadcaster, Together TV's streaming service has launched
  • The broadcaster’s streaming platform is free to use and is available on mobile, tablet and desktop, via the Apple App Store, Google Play Store and watch.togethertv.com. It is also available via the Apple TV and Android TV app stores with more TV apps to follow soon
  • The service will encourage users to "Channel Your Inner Good" by providing resources linked to inspiring content they have watched
  • This is the first streaming service integrating motivating content along with change-making campaigns at a national scale 
  • Premium content on the platform includes household-name series on gardening, homes, food, and travelogues alongside award-winning documentaries, including a recent BAFTA winner funded and supported by Together TV
  • TV gardener Danny Clarke and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, whose series Together TV broadcasts, welcome the launch of this new service  
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Press release: Our Land, from Together TV’s Diverse Film Fund 2021, wins the award for Best Short Form Programme at BAFTA 2022

  • Our Land, from Together TV’s Diverse Film Fund 2021, wins the award for Best Short Form Programme at the British Academy Television Awards 2022
  • Together TV’s Diverse Film Fund was created with the aim to give underrepresented narratives a platform
  • The five filmmakers commissioned to create 20-minute documentaries about LGBTQ+: Queer Lives Today are being announced
  • The 2022 Diverse Film Fund includes mentors and webinars from media giants including BAFTA, Albert, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, TwoFour Productions and the BBC.
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Together TV begin announcing the judging panel for the Diverse Film Fund 2022 – LGBTQ+: Queer Lives Today

  • Judging panel will consist of senior experts from broadcast, production, editorial and charity
  • £100k fund will commission five emerging filmmakers to create 20-minute documentaries telling the pivotal unknown stories from the LGBTQ+ community in the UK
  • This year's theme is LGBTQ+: Queer Lives Today
  • The Diverse Film Fund will provide one-on-one mentoring with senior industry professionals and exclusive webinars with media giants
  • Together TV's Diverse Film Fund 2022 applications close on Thursday 31 March 2022 at 12 pm (BST)
  • The chosen filmmakers' documentaries will premiere on Together TV in November 2022
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