Want to watch Breaking Bad for free? Now's your chance because all 5 seasons are coming to Freeview and Freesat this April courtesy of Spike, a new free-to-air channel.
Breaking Bad on UK TV
If you don't know what all the fuss is about or didn't want to buy the DVDs, subscribe to Sky or watch it online via Netflix, then you're in luck.
Breaking Bad follows the exploits of a high school chemistry teacher turned drug dealer and has become one of the highest rated shows of all time.
This is the first time all 5 seasons of the award winning show will be shown in the UK on a free-to-air channel.
Seasons 1 and 2 of Breaking Bad were actually broadcast on 5USA but Channel 5 seem to have a knack of picking up great shows then sticking them far down the TV listings.
Similarly, The Walking Dead, arguably one of the biggest TV shows on at the moment was moved to 5USA last year from its more prominent spot on Channel 5?
Channel 5 really don't know when they are on to a good thing!
Of course if you simply can't wait or want to watch the complete series back-to-back you can always get the DVD Boxset or the fabulous Collector's Edition Blu-ray Boxset for the ultimate picture and sound quality.
Spike already exists in the US and Spike UK is the latest entertainment channel from Channel 5.
Spike UK will be launching on the 15th April 2015 on
- Freeview 31
- Freesat 141
- Sky 160
- BT 31
- Talk Talk 31
Don't forget to retune if your set-top box doesn't do it automatically.
As well as Breaking Bad, you will be able to watch The Walking Dead season 5 first on Spike instead of its usual slot on 5USA plus there will be a host of new and original content such as
- Sons of Anarchy
- Bellator MMA
And US reality shows such as
- Lip Sync Battle
- Catch a Contractor
Channel 5's Programme Director Ben Frow said:
Spike is a driven, high-energy channel offering a point of view and programme mix I think is different from anything else on British TV right now. I can't wait to see our viewers embrace this exhilarating new channel.