UK terrestrial broadcaster Channel 4 is due to launch two new high definition channels on the Freeview platform.
Channel 4 +1 HD and 4seven HD will be available on channels 110 and 111 respectively of the Freeview EPG from July 1 and will join Channel 4 HD on the platform.
Channel 4 is collaborating with Arqiva on the launches, with the channels to be available to more than 70% of the UK population on Arqiva’s newly launched ‘COM7’ Freeview HD multiplex.
Arqiva already offers a host of HD channels on this multiplex, including BBC News HD and Al Jazeera English HD.
“The continued roll-out of HD channels on to the Freeview platform provides audiences a richer and higher-quality viewing experience and will continue to provide a major incentive to the uptake of Freeview HD TVs. We’re excited that these Channel 4 channels are joining the HD community,” said Arqiva’s director of digital terrestrial television, Mike Finchen.
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