The following changes will take place on Virgin Media on the 1st April:
E4 HD will launch on channel 145 (certain areas only)
Sci-Fi HD will launch on channel 165 (certain areas only)
Diva TV +1 will be removed from channel 165
Sci-Fi +1 will launch on channel 166
Discovery HD will launch on channel 214 (certain areas only)
GOD will launch on channel 279 (to replace God Europe)
Eurosport HD will launch on channel 522 (certain areas only)
The following changes will take place on Virgin Media on the 2nd April:
ITV1 HD will launch on channel 113 (certain areas only)
ITV Player (on demand) will start showing HD programmes
Two more HD channels will be added to the Virgin Media lineup soon.
The official press release says “Virgin Media today announced the upcoming launch of Film4 HD and E4 HD on its digital TV platform. Virgin Media’s digital TV customers will be the first to watch Film4 in glorious High Definition (HD) as the channel launches exclusively on Virgin Media this summer… E4 HD is expected to launch on Virgin Media in April”.
Click here to read the press release in full.
Two new HD channels have started on Sky+ HD this week. E4 HD (channel 215) and MGM HD (channel 345) are both now available. E4 HD is only be available to viewers with an HD pack subscription. Sky 2 HD is expected to launch either later this month or January next year.
E4 HD will launch on Sky this Monday (14th December). It will launch on channel 215 and is available to Sky customers who have a Sky+ HD box and subscribe to the HD pack. E4 HD will be a simulcast of the normal E4 channel – meaning it will have the same schedule and upscale any non-HD programmes. Click here for more information from the official E4 website.