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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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Saturday, 19 May 2012

5:46 PM

does this mean we are to get ulster tv hd on free sat and when if u dont mind me asking

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leslierainer's 43 posts GB flag
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Peter Henderson

8:31 PM

Yes, it does Brian, on channel 993. However, ITV 1 HD is not on channel 178 (which
is blank) in NI.

I assume UTV HD will be on 178 when it officially gets the go ahead (24th October ?)

I would also assume there will be a period of testing before the launch when it will be available using the add channels feature ?

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Peter Henderson's 240 posts GB flag
Sunday, 20 May 2012

3:17 PM

Peter Henderson: There's not much need for "testing" really, most of the time channels appear on air at the same times as the EPG information is updated.

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Briantist's 38,899 posts GB flag

3:30 PM

leslierainer: As per the article, 24th October 2012 is the date.

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Sunday, 27 January 2013
Ronnie kernaghan
8:13 PM

When are utv going hd the picture quality is very poor when you are watching sport ??

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Ronnie kernaghan's 1 post GB flag
Wednesday, 20 February 2013
james kerr
1:30 PM

its 2013 and still nooooooooo UTV HD for Northern Ireland on Sky :( we should get a reduce bill seeing we are losing out on utv Hd while England has itv1 hd they keep saying yes will will get it but when ? july 2013 now ? :(

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james kerr's 5 posts GB flag
Thursday, 21 February 2013
Peter Henderson

4:13 PM

Yep, was thinking that myself James.

Firstly, they said it would be here by the end of 2012, then by the first quarterr 2013. Well, here we are approaching the end of the first quarter 2013 and still no sign of UTV HD on either Sky or Freesat. Not even a test transmission.

I thought the appearance of BBC1 NI HD would have spurned them on a bit, but obviously not.


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Monday, 11 March 2013
Vincenzo Mesce
5:10 PM

Can anyone explain when UTV HD will be available on sky

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Wednesday, 13 March 2013
Peter Henderson

2:27 AM

No one seems to have any idea.

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Peter Henderson's 240 posts GB flag
Thursday, 11 April 2013

8:29 PM

every body who reads this email them and phone them and tell them that wee have ran out of patience with them and they have to put it on sky and freesat by the end of april no later that is what I have been doing from the begining of the month and complaing why are the blocking itv hd on sky and freesat and have sent a letter of complaint to ofcom also

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