ITV1+1 is now testing FTA (free-to-air), which means a launch is imminent; 11th January 2011 to be precise according to our source inside the UK broadcaster.
It seems a number of frequencies are being used to test at present, which are the regional variants needed to match those available on ITV1.
ITV1+1 is a time-shift version of ITV1, allowing viewers the chance to catch any missed programmes an hour later. The channel had planned to launch in October 2009, but it was put on hold until now.
If you want to check out the test broadcasts, simply change your settings to ‘non-freesat’ mode and search frequency 10891 22000 H (named 10145).
We are expecting ITV1+1 to fit nicely in channel slot 112 when launched.