e4Channel 4 has confirmed plans to launch a high definition simulcast of E4 on Sky next week. As the broadcaster’s second high definition channel, E4 HD will become available on the satellite platform from December 14.
Situated at position 215 on Sky’s EPG, the channel will carry HD versions of programmes such as Peep Show, Misfits and Hollyoaks.
Under a multi-year deal agreed with Sky, E4 HD will be incorporated into the Sky HD pack to bring the total number of available channels to 36. It also follows the recent launch of Channel 4 HD on both Sky and Virgin Media.

“The growing appetite for HD across the UK and Ireland is clear to see. We were quick to respond to this demand in launching Channel 4 HD, and with the launch of E4 HD we look forward to delivering our viewers even more of the shows they love in stunning high definition,” said Channel 4 head of channel development Sarah Rose.

Sky director of product management Hilary Perchard added: “We’re delighted to welcome E4 HD and another quality HD schedule to Sky. We’ve never seen higher demand for Sky+ HD and this is a response to delivering customers a high-quality and wide-ranging selection of subscription HD programming.
“Incorporating an increasingly diverse mix of the channels and programmes our customers love, Sky continues to extend its HD leadership.”
Channel 4 HD is expected to launch on the new Freeview HD service next year. However, it’s unclear whether E4 HD will also be made available on the DTT platform or on the Freesat HD service.

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