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The Horror Channel is shuffling lifelessly onto Freeview this Friday the 13th. The long-running CBS channel will be found on Freeview channel 70.

It's already available to Sky, Virgin and Freesat customers. Its arrival on Freeview will open its programming up to 17 million more viewers eager for their gory fix.

It will also come to YouView later this month.

"We're excited to welcome another member of the CBS AMC Channel portfolio to Freeview," said Guy North, Freeview's managing director.

"Horror Channel will provide the bravest of our viewers with plenty of thrilling programmes alongside cult classics and fantasy favourites for the more faint-hearted."

Fellow CBS channels CBS Action and CBS Reality also came to Freeview recently.

So what can we expect from the channel? Apocalypse season will show Robert Rodriguez's 'Planet Terror' and Stephen King's 'The Stand'.

There will also be 'Doctor Who' repeats aplenty, as well as lots of '70s B movies with unconvincing special effects. And big hair. Lots of big hair.

Retune your box on Friday, and the channel should clamber up from the grave.

A new service called Freeview Play will launch later this year. It will offer a seamless blend of catch-up, on-demand and live viewing without the need for a monthly contract.

Humax has announced it will launch the first set-top boxes running the platform, while all Panasonic's Viera TVs to launch this year will have it built in.

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