C4 HD from December
Sky subscribers and Freesat card holders will be able to view Channel 4 programmes in HD from December, Broadcast reports toady.
A wide range of programmes will be simulcast on channel 140, and will be the first permanent HD channel from a public service broadcaster.
C4's told Broadcast: "The launch represents ... an important ... service ... to the rapidly increasing number of HD viewers. [It will ] boost HD production for the benefit of producers of Channel 4 programmes ... [making them] more saleable in the international market."
Sky currently offers a dozen HDTV channels.
The Channel 4 HD channel will join the BBC's HD trial and be several months ahead of a limited ITV HD prime-time service.