UTV HD coming to Sky, Freesat and Freeview
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 UTVÃ¢â¬â¢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