More ITV channels coming soon

ITV have announced further ITV channels will launch in the coming months.

ITV1 HD is already available, but they say ITV2 HD will launch in October and ITV3 HD & ITV4 HD will launch shortly afterwards. It’s also been announced ITV1 +1 (the service that was originally planned some time ago but never launched) will finally make an appearance in the first quarter of 2011.

The channels will launch on Sky, but it’s thought ITV are in negotiations with other providers such as Virgin Media as well.

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Sky Sports HD and Sky Movies HD now available

Sky Sports HD and Sky Movies HD channels are now available to Virgin Media customers for the first time. The launch comes after Ofcom told Sky they needed to offer their channels more fairly.

Sky Sports HD 1 is on channel 517 and Sky Sports HD 2 is on channel 518.

Sky Movies HD Premiere is on channel 431, Sky Movies HD Showcase is on channel 433, Sky Movies HD Comedy is on channel 434, Sky Movies HD Action & Adventure is on channel 435, Sky Movies HD Family is on channel 436, Sky Movies HD Crime & Thriller is on channel 437, Sky Movies HD Drama & Romance is on channel 438, Sky Movies HD Sci-Fi & Horror is on channel 439, Sky Movies HD Modern Greats is on channel 440 and Sky Movies HD Indie is on channel 442.

The Sky Premium HD bundle is available which costs £7 a month (per set top box) for all of the above channels.

Click here to see the Virgin Media channel lineup in full.
Click here for more details about Sky Sports & Sky Movies on Virgin Media.