Sky have confirmed ITV 1 HD is to join their platform. 2nd April 2010 will see ITV 1 HD appear on the EPG at channel 178. This slot on the EPG becomes vacant when Men & Motors closes on April 1st – M&M is to close across all platforms on the same date.
There is no conformation yet if ITV 1 HD is to go full time on Freesat at this time. If we receive any news we will post it here.
It has also been confirmed Five HD is to launch on Sky in July. This follows the news that the Freeview HD licence, awarded to Five has lapsed as Five did not “resolve outstanding issues” required by Ofcom. See the Five HD Update post for more info.