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Regional content: Channel 4 network for adverts only. See TV regions interactive maps. . For full details of broadcaster contacts, see the link icon Channel 4 HD page.

Official site: See the link icon Channel 4 HD website.

From Wikipedia: Channel 4 is a British public-service television broadcaster which began transmission on 2 November 1982. The Broadcasting Act 1980 began the process of adding a fourth, and Channel 4, along with its Welsh counterpart, was formally created by an Act of Parliament in 1982. After some months of test broadcasts, it began scheduled transmissions on 2 November 1982. - link icon read more about Channel 4 HD on wikipedia (summary by Clipped).

Freeview multiplex: Channel 4 HD is on multiplex PSB3 in england flagscotland flagnorthernireland flagwales flag.

This channel carries a subtitles service for the deaf, hard of hearing and quiet environments.

Monday, 14 February 2011
Les Nicol

11:31 AM

Brian - It's back to being scrambled - sometime this morning !!!

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Les Nicol

11:42 AM

Brian - Seems like somebody at SKY has kicked up with it being put out FTA as my receivers are showing it as videcrypt. It looks like we will have to wait until April before we see this concluded.

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Les Nicol's 991 posts GB flag

12:05 PM

Les: It went encrypted during Desperate Housewifes this morning. I don't watch much on Channel 4 even in standard definition but I checked to see if it was still FTA. The sreen went blank with the message "no video or audio", so I changed channels then back again and it came up as "scrambled program". On my Panasonic Freesat receiver it as always described it as "Pay TV - Encrypted". What I can't understand is why they have chosen a symbol rate of 28250, whereas all Sky HD transponders have a symbol rate of 29500.

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Les Nicol

12:12 PM

NottsUK - It may be of course that until the SKY contract has run out that this is an issue. Obviusly that contract will have to run its course and I assume that it will have done that at the point it is included on the "Freesat" EPG in April. As all the other channels that have been included on Freesat I expect it will also be FTA at the point also.

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Les Nicol's 991 posts GB flag

1:59 PM

NottsUK: The symbol rate has to match the capabilities of the transponder, this is probably down to the way that Eurobird 1 has both H and V polarization on the same frequencies.

Les Nicol: I would expect that Sky have probably run up Channel 4 and threatened them with something legal and unpleasant.

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Briantist's 38,900 posts GB flag
Saturday, 26 March 2011
10:25 AM

Will 4HD ever make it to Wales ?

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Mike Dimmick

3:27 PM

Matrix_Mike: I'm assuming you mean on terrestrial TV.

The BBC are hoping that the next generation of encoders will allow five HD channels in one multiplex. The target is somewhere around the end of next year. I believe Channel 5 have to be offered the option again, though (BBC One HD only exists because Five turned down their option last time).

I would expect that ITV and Channel 4 are uneasy bedfellows on a BBC multiplex, so they may well be looking for ways to get new multiplexes going. I don't think anything will get sorted out until after switchover completes and channels 31 to 38 are auctioned off.

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Tuesday, 5 April 2011
Iain cocker
12:25 PM

Hi have we got any confirmed date as to launch of CH4HD yet they said april but what part? it doesnt even tell u on freesat channel 999.

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7:49 PM
High Wycombe

Hi all, Channel 4 HD have started on 12607v 27500 3/4, this is on the Eurobird Satellite and not on Astra 2D so a very strong signal all over Europe.

Regrds, Welshman..

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8:04 PM

Welshman: Channel 4 HD as been transmitting on Eurobird 1 since the 12th February 2011.

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