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UTV HD coming to Sky, Freesat and Freeview

Under the new ITV/STV/UTV arrangements, UTV HD will soon be showing on Freeview and Freesat, in addition to VTV in the province.

Under the new ITV/STV/UTV arrangements, UTV HD will soon be sho
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According to ITV strikes 'landmark' agreements with STV and UTV - News - Broadcast, there is good news at last for Freesat and Sky viewers in Northern Ireland:

"Under the agreement, UTV will secure distribution for UTV HD on Sky and Freesat, as well as Freeview following digital switchover. Furthermore, ITV will continue to handle UTV’s national advertising sales."

UTV HD is expected on Freeview HD on the last UK switchover date, Wednesday 24th October 2012.

In addition, from UTV signs new network deal - UTV Live News :

"We are especially pleased to plan the launch of UTV HD on both Sky and DTT by the end of this year, to complement the existing UTV HD service available to Virgin customers in Northern Ireland." - Michael Wilson, UTV managing director



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Tuesday, 6 March 2012
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U
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1:48 PM

UTV owns several radio stations in the Republic.It is also on UPC cable Epg channel 110.TV3 objected to SKY Ireland having UTV on EPG,so it is only available in other channels menu.It has a large audience in SouthWest Scotland, competiton entries and comment welcome from this area as well as Republic.

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Friday, 9 March 2012
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Peter Henderson
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11:32 AM

Conor: I would imagine there would be a period of testing before it officially comes onto the Sky EPG.

Great news though and wish they'd sort the issue out on satellite sooner rather than having to wait until DSO.

I gather UTV+1 will also appear on Freesat and Sky around the same time.

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Peter Henderson
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11:39 AM

David: UTV appears on the 103 position on a Northern Ireland both the Sky EPG. ITV 1 London is on 993.

ITV 1 HD can be viewed using the add channels option on Sky, and non Freesat mode on Freesat.

I would imagine UTV HD will occupy channel 178 on Sky (ITV 1 HD's Sky EPG No. in England and Wales) when it becomes available.

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Peter Henderson's 240 posts GB flag
Friday, 27 April 2012
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Conor
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3:11 PM

I still think UTV are still to slow on putting there hd channell on to sky and freesat I know that there is space up there for them they should of been on there by know and the freeview at the end of this year I have sent lot off complaints about this by phone and email and they have started to fob of me and others too so the people in northern ireland miss euro 2012 in hd on sky. and I have already have ITV1 HD by doing an English postcode

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Peter Henderson
7:28 PM

I agree with you Conner.

Now that the rights issues etc. have been sorted out, there's absolutely no reason why UTV HD (and UTV+1) should not be on Sky and Freesat now.

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Peter Henderson's 7 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 15 May 2012
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Conor
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1:01 AM

UTV are not the first irish channel on sky in hd RTE2 are in hd already

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Friday, 18 May 2012
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Conor
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3:53 PM

looks like we are going to miss another sporting event in hd due to UTV not giveing us hd for the euro 2012 on freesat and sky I think that UTV hass to brought down to ground and there channel 3 licence handed to ITV so the people in Northern Ireland get ITV1HD on BOTH freesat and sky EPG I think every body who read this have to phone UTV and push them to unblock ITV1HD on both FREESAT AND SKY until DSO IF you agree put lots of blogs on this

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KMJ,Derby
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5:19 PM

Conor: ITV1 Granada HD is available free-to-air on satellite, if you don't mind a Manchester slant to the commercials.

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Peter Henderson
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7:37 PM

Shame it's not on ether the Sky or Freesat EPG's though.

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Saturday, 19 May 2012
Briantist
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8:18 AM

Peter Henderson: I thought that ITV London appeared in the 900s?

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