A new channel, “The Space”, has been added to the Freeview lineup, and is available to those with an Internet-enabled Freeview receiver via channel 117.
The channel is operating from the 1st of May to the 31st of October 2012 only, and is an experimental service managed by the Arts Council in partnership with the BBC.
The channel has been made possible through £3.5 million of lottery funding to showcase 53 new art commissions. The Space is apparently designed to encourage experimentation, innovation, and provide an opportunity to learn more about how to connect audiences with arts and culture using digital technologies. This experimental service will be available on computers, smartphones tablets and Internet-enabled TVs and set-top boxes.
You can find more information on this new channel at www.thespace.org