It seems that Channel 4′s contract with Sky is the worlds best kept secret, no matter how much we try, we cannot get an indication from anywhere as to what the detail of that contract might be.
At present C4′s high-definition service is encrypted, requiring a Sky+HD Digibox and viewing card to view, even though it’s not a subscription channel.
We are constantly pushing Freesat, Channel 4 and Sky for an answer, but the closest we’ve got so far has definitely got to be our last two responses from Channel 4. We were told by email;
The HD Channel 4 service is currently not avaiable on Freesat, but we hope this will be added in the coming months.
We then responded to ask whether they could give anymore indication than that, which was responded to with;
We have no further information as to when Channel 4 HD will be avalable via Freesat, but hopefully it will be available at some point this year.
This is by far the best information we’ve had so far from them, helped no doubt by our mention of the current poll running which has you voting 51% in favour of C4HD being the most wanted service next from Freesat.
We’ll continue to chase…