Channel 4 is scheduled to split its HD channel from its standard definition service to provide extra coverage of the Paralympic in HD.
The main Channel 4 service is to switch to showing regular programmes such as "Come Dine With Me", "The Simpsons", "Hollyoaks" and "Channel 4 News" during the late afternoon and early evening. During these times, More 4 will take over coverage of the Paralympics.
However on day 1 of the Paralympics, Channel 4 opted to keep non-Paralympic programming off the channel, with Come Dine With Me appearing over on More 4.
As Channel 4 has not yet launched an HD version of its More 4 channel, schedules first released last week indicated that Channel 4HD would switch to simulcasting More 4's Paralympic coverage and by doing so would split from the main Channel 4 service for the first time since launch. However, EPGs for the C4HD service have until now failed to acknowledge this.
The Freesat EPG today still shows Channel 4 HD following the standard definition Channel 4 in showing non-Paralympics programming during the late afternoon and early evening (example shown above shows 4th September schedule). Reports suggest that other EPGs have changed to reflect the HD/SD split to take place during the coming week.