"Under the agreement, UTV will secure distribution for UTV HD on Sky and Freesat, as well as Freeview following digitalswitchover. Furthermore, ITV will continue to handle UTVÃ¢â¬â¢s national advertising sales."
UTV HD is expected on Freeview HD on the last UK switchover date, Wednesday 24th October 2012.
"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