UKTV HD channel launches

Watch HD and Dave HD have launched on Sky and Virgin Media.

If you’re an HD customer, Dave HD is available on Sky channel 111 and Virgin Media channel 129, and Watch HD is available on Sky channel 109 and Virgin Media channel 125.

Also, Eden HD and Good Food HD were both added to Virgin Media’s channel lineup on the 7th October.

Eden HD is available on channel 209 and Good Food HD is available on channel 249.

This is the first time Eden HD and Good Food HD have been available outside of Sky’s platform, where they exclusively launched a year ago.

Due to the recent channel launches on Virgin Media’s TV platform, some channels have changed their numbers:

125 – Watch HD
129 – Dave HD
190 – Watch +1
191 – Dave Ja Vu
204 – Yesterday +1
209 – Eden HD
210 – Eden +1
261 – Good Food HD
262 – Good Food +1


BBC Two HD to replace BBC HD

BBC Two HD is set to replace BBC HD.

The move was announced by the BBC’s Director General Mark Thompson to save money at the corporation as part of their plan to cut 20% from their budget over the next 5 years.

It’s not known when the BBC HD channel will be replaced with BBC Two HD as the announcement simply said “the BBC HD channel will close and be replaced with a single version of BBC Two in high definition” but no timescale was given.