freeview channels

Freeview HD

Freeview HD is an additional specification produced for handling HD broadcasts over the Freeview system. It is currently rolling out and should be complete by August 2011.

There are currently only a handfull of HD Freeview channels:

  EPG Channel Notes
  50 BBC One HD  
  51 ITV1 HD  
  51 STV HD (Scotland Only)
  52 Channel 4 HD  
  53 S4C Clirlun  (Wales Only)
  54 BBC HD  

Freeview HD requires a HD capable box as standard SD boxes generally cannot be upgraded to the HD service.

Freeview HD can be combined with Freeview+ to give Freeview+ HD - a Freeview-Branded PVR system that will record and playback HD as well as SD channels.