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ITV HD has arrived, offering everything you know and love about ITV1 but in even shinier, brighter high definition. So now you can get even closer to all your favourite shows, whether it's The X Factor, Coronation Street or Ray Mears' Wild Britain. High Definition TV offers the very latest in picture quality with sharp images, rich colours and amazing detail. It's the closest you'll get to the action, without being there.

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How to Watch: ITV HD

Below is a list of all the television and radio channels that you can watch in the UK using one of the free services: analogue, DAB (for radio), Freeview, Sky No Card - Sky without a viewing card (Freesat from Sky (or fSfS)) and Freesat.. Where a channel can be watched for free, the channel number is listed below. In addition, if you can watch (or listen) immediately online, press the button in the "web" column.

As some channels are exclusive to one service alone, you may need to get receive more than one service to get all the channels you want. The coverage for Freeview differs too - those channels not provided by the public service "Freeview Light" transmitters the current coverage shown thus (54%), taken from Connected Nations Report 2017: Data analysis'

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ITV HD   103 england flagscotland flag   111

Regional content: Channel 3 network for adverts and regional news. See ITV, UTV and STV regions - overview map - interactive maps. . For full details of broadcaster contacts, see the link icon ITV HD page.

Official site: See the link icon ITV HD website.

From Wikipedia: From 2 April 2010, ITV1 HD became a standard channel available on all digital platforms. It was available on Telewest channel 118 and Freeview channel 503 in homes which were involved in the HD trial. The original ITV HD stopped broadcasting on the 30 November 2006. - link icon read more about ITV HD on wikipedia (summary by Clipped).

Freeview multiplex: ITV HD is on multiplex PSB3 in england flagEngland scotland flagScotland .

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

Tuesday, 6 August 2019
Peter Sammut
9:54 AM

Dear Sir/Madame I would be much obliged if you could tell me what I have to do to subscribe to your channel.


Peter Sammut

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Peter Sammut's 1 post MT

12:45 PM

Peter Sammut:

I'm afraid you need to be a bit clearer and say what you mean by your "channel".

Do you mean "to be able to watch ITV HD"? If so put your postcode in Digital UK - Coverage checker where it should tell your the predicted reception from any transmitters you can receive, the multiplexes they transmit & the UHF channel numbers they use.
You will need an HD receiver/set as well.

If you mean this website or any page on it, just save a bookmark that you can use to visit the page.

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Chris.SE's 1,994 posts GB
Monday, 30 December 2019
Stephen Cotton
9:23 PM

BBC & itv HD only available on channel 54 ie not on usual channel.
What is going on with transmission to Biddulph Park & Biddulph Moor?

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Stephen Cotton's 1 post GB

11:17 PM

Stephen Cotton:

There are unusually high levels of "Tropospheric propagation" at present, often associated with High Pressure weather systems.
These levels of propagation are unusual at this time of year - they cause signals from more distant transmitters to travel a lot further than normal. It is currently affecting different parts of the country by varying degrees and signals can change by the second or remain stable for much longer periods.
In the old "analogue" days there was a lot of talk about "continental" interference often in the summer months, but the interference can come from transmitters anywhere in the UK or Europe and even further afield. At the moment some people are getting DAB radio from the Netherlands and FM Radio from France as well as the interference to DTV.

It is predicted to continue for a couple more days, and you are advise NOT to retune as you will likely lose the correct tuning that you had. The "propagation" can be very frequency dependent, and it can only affected one frequency or several, but it can/will be different for others.

People will however have noticed the unusually mild weather which the Met office is referring to as a "Foehn effect" but it's not helpful that it seems none of the major broadcasters were making any reference to the interference being caused to TV and Radio reception! So it's no surprise that people wonder what is going on and think there is a transmitter problem. It is now getting mentioned in some quarters!

For those that have retuned and lost correct tuning, you will have to try again and it could be hit and miss whilst the unusual propagation continues. If you are able to do a manual tune for the correct UHF channels, you may still receive interference or the wrong programmes.

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Chris.SE's 1,994 posts GB
Monday, 9 November 2020
Peter Simpson
2:58 PM

Please can someone explain why ITV HD on Freeview in the Anglia region is from Southampton yet ITV HD on Freesat (channel 103) has our local Anglia East news?

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Peter Simpson's 1 post GB

5:38 PM

Peter Simpson: There are only a handful of ITV HD regions on Freeview, due to the huge cost of the additional coding and multiplexing equipment which would be required in order to make each region available in HD. There has been no timescale announced for when any additional BBC or ITV regions will be made available in HD on Freeview. On satellite and cable, where less equipment is required therefore resulting in lower costs, ITV have now made every region in England, Wales and Northern Ireland available in HD, where they have now been able to close some SD regions therefore reducing the overall satellite capacity required and bringing the total cost down enough that ITV have decided it is worthwhile making every region available in HD.

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