(Update – please be aware that the schedule slipped due to contractual issues between Channel 4 and Sky, so the 1st April release has been changed for later this month; as soon as we have official confirmation, we’ll let you know).
No, this isn’t an April Fools, C4HD is expected to launch on Freesat on the 1st April 2011. This date isn’t officially confirmed, but comes from a very reliable source.
If you cannot wait that long, the channel should be broadcasting ‘in the clear’ (FTA) from 10th March so you can scan non-Freesat mode to access it (as some were doing last week).
What is also exciting is that the technical setup C4 will soon be using means there is a chance of more channels from the C4 family coming available soon, though we’ll confirm more when we can.
As soon as we get official confirmation the dates (subject to change of course), we’ll let you know.