stv-hdSTV has confirmed that its HD service will officially launch on satellite in April 2014.
The Scottish Channel 3 broadcaster confirmed the news on its Twitter account. The news follows confirmation last week from Northern Irish counterpart UTV that its HD service will launch this November.
The launch will allow satellite viewers in Central and Northern Scotland to watch shows including Coronation Street and X Factor in HD direct from the Sky or Freesat Electronic Programme Guide.
STV HD is already broadcasting free-to-air on satellite, though it does not appear on either the Sky or Freesat channel guides. No official reason has been provided as to why the service will not officially appear on Sky and Freesat for another seven months, though earlier this year STV pointed out that it had been “working with itv” to get their HD service officially launched on satellite.
STV HD is already available on Freeview HD and Virgin Media in Scotland.

STV HD can be found on:
Transponder 56 – 10.936 Vertical (UK Spotbeam)
SR: 23000
FEC: 8/9

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