A huge rebrand of the ITV network of channels has taken place today.
The changes see ITV1 renaming back to its original name of ITV (names for ITV2/3/4/CITV remain unchanged).
Your EPG will reflect the new channel name for ITV.
ITV1 HD has also been renamed as ITV HD as part of the rebrand, and ITV1 +1 has become ITV +1.
ITV1 HD officially launched yesterday (2nd April). It’s available on Sky channel 178, Virgin Media channel 113 and Freeview channel 51. Please note to view the channel on Freeview you need a Freeview HD box – not a standard Freeview box. ITV1 HD is also available on Freesat. ITV1 HD is a simulcast of the main ITV1 channel but all programming is either upscaled or shown in HD when available. To make way for ITV1 HD, Men & Motors has closed down.
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
Hallmark Channel HD and Sky Sports HD 4 will launch on Sky in the coming months. This is in addition to the previously announced ITV1 HD. ITV1 HD will launch on the 2nd April, Sky Sports HD 4 will launch on the 29th April and Hallmark Channel HD will launch on the 28th June.
ITV1 HD will will launch on Virgin Media and Sky soon.
The official Virgin Media press release says “digital TV customers will be able to enjoy football’s World Cup in full High Definition (HD) glory as the ITV1 HD channel joins the company’s TV line-up on April 2nd”.
Click here to read the press release in full.
The channel will launch on Sky on the same day, and is also expected to launch on Freeview in certain areas (Freeview HD boxes will be required to view the channel).