Freesat has added three of ITV’s offshoots in HD, following their switch to free-to-air last week.
Users of most Freesat receivers and TVs can now see ITV2 HD, ITV3 HD and ITV4 HD on their channel list in place of the standard definition versions.
In a sign of things to come, the SD versions of those channels are no longer listed on Freesat’s channel list. This is in contrast to the BBC’s approach, which has seen channels including BBC Scotland, BBC Three and BBC Four listed in both HD and SD on the channel list.
The +1 channels continue as normal in SD. And users of first generation Freesat boxes, which were SD-only also continue to receive the three channels in SD – for now.
- 113 – ITV2 HD
- 115 – ITV3 HD
- 117 – ITV4 HD
Freesat has yet to add the regionalised Channel 4 HD on its platform. It’s also yet to add BBC Two Northern Ireland HD – both channels are currently listed on Freesat’s internal test bouquet.
ITV doesn’t currently distribute ITVBe HD and CITV HD via satellite, which means these HD variants are missing on both Sky and Freesat.
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