S4C testing in HD

s4c-identWelsh language channel S4C has begun testing in HD on satellite, almost three and a half years after the original Freeview service closed down due to funding cuts.
The channel labelled 52296 is currently flagged as encrypted, though broadcasting free-to-air.

S4C previously indicated it would be working towards a 2016 relaunch for its HD channel subject to “efficiency savings” being delivered elsewhere at S4C. The Welsh broadcaster has not as yet issued an official statement on when the HD simulcast will officially launch.

The HD tests can be found on:

Astra 2  28.2°East
Transponder: 109
Frequency: 11.306
Polarisation: Horizontal
Symbol Rate: 27500
FEC 5/6
Service ID: 52296 (labelled ‘55296’)
Mode: DVB-S QPSK
Spotbeam: UK

 

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