ITV HD headed to Sky+ HD and Virgin Media services in time for the World Cup

After long negotiations, ITV HD is finally coming to Sky and Virgin Media TV services on April 2nd. The news means that almost all of the 64 World Cup matches from this year's tournament in South Africa will be available…

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Gerald LynchITV HD headed to Sky+ HD and Virgin Media services in time for the World Cup

Ofcom hands out terrestrial high definition licences to Channel 4 and ITV broadcasters

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Though we’ve been pretty sure that all the major terrestrial broadcasters would have a place on the new high definition Freeview, Ofcom today brought that a step closer to reality by awarding licences to Channel 4/S4C and the ITV channels across England, Scotland, Ulster, and the Channel Islands.

Channel 4 and S4C (the Welsh language version, with a wide selection of its own programming) put in a joint bid, promising a wide variety of films (over 150 hours worth on peak-time 4HD in the first year), a range of drama, comedy, science programmes and documentaries, plus popular US imports like Desperate Housewives, and specific sports and kids programmes on S4C…

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Andy MerrettOfcom hands out terrestrial high definition licences to Channel 4 and ITV broadcasters