Channel 4 HD has unofficially launched on Freeview HD channel 52. The channel can only be received & viewed if you have a Freeview HD box – not a standard Freeview box. It’s only available in certain areas.
Channel 4 HD has launched on Virgin TV for V+ customers today. Channel 4 HD is available on channel 146 and it’s free to all V+ customers. It joins the other three new HD channels – FX HD, MTVNHD and National Geographic HD – which launched yesterday. ESPN HD and LIVING HD are coming soon.
Virgin have launched a raft of new HD channels for V+ customers.
FX HD, MTVNHD and National Geographic HD have all launched on Virgin Media (V+ only as these are high definition broadcasts) to join the existing BBC HD channel which – before today – was the only linear HD channel on Virgin TV. FX HD is available on channel 158, MTVNHD is available on channel 310 and National Geographic HD is available on channel 232.
Also, in a press release, Virgin Media have announced “ESPN HD will launch on 3rd August, with 4HD [Channel 4 HD] and LIVING HD coming soon”. They say “4HD will be available to all of Virgin Media’s TV customers at no extra cost, alongside the BBC HD channel. Virgin Media will make its full range of HD channels available at no extra cost to its XL TV customers”.
On Demand HD content is also still available.