Freesat has announced that entertainment channel NME TV has joined its subscription-free digital satellite platform.

Available now, the channel offers a variety of music programming, including the Club NME chart, breaking news, exclusive interviews and a range of music videos.

"We are dedicated to delivering a wide range of high quality entertainment to our viewers and are delighted to add an iconic brand such as NME TV to the Freesat service," said Freesat managing director Emma Scott.

"The addition of this new channel complements our current music offering, bringing yet another great brand to our portfolio of over 140 channels and services. We expect NME TV to have huge appeal for our audience."

NME publishing director Paul Cheal said: "By joining Freesat, NME TV gains access to an important new audience across the UK, marking another exciting step in the evolution of the NME brand."

Remy Minute, chief executive of NME TV-operator CSC, added: "In launching NME TV it joins ten other CSC channels on Freesat, demonstrating our support for this increasingly important platform and also the continued growth of CSC as a independent UK broadcaster."

Since its launch in November 2007, NME TV has grown its global footprint to around nine million viewers, including availability on Sky at channel 382.