UTV HD to launch on Freesat in Q1 2013

UTV HD to launch on Freesat in Q1 2013Following the announcement made back in March 2012 that UTV HD had tied up a deal with ITV, it has today been announced that UTV HD will join the Freesat platform in the first quarter of 2013.

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STV HD and UTV HD close to Freesat launch

After many months (if not years!) of waiting, it would seem that STV HD and UTV HD (and their respective +1’s) have tied up a deal with ITV which could see them join Freesat once Ofcom approval is granted. Fingers crossed.

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ITV HD For UTV And STV

ITV HDOk, this news is about a week old but we do receive a number of emails asking why ITV HD is not available on UTV or STV, the NI/Scottish regional ITV channel.

Both UTV and STV turned down the opportunity to receive ITV HD when it was offered to them a few months ago, and since then the only way to access ITV HD from those regions was to change your postcode to an alternative ITV region, not ideal!

Since then however Freesat have added ITV London on channel 977 as a default, so anyone can now go to that channel for ITV HD when an appropriate HD programme is on. Great! Much easier than changing postcode each time!