BBC prepares for Northern Ireland HD channel
Located on the Astra 1N satellite, currently at 28.2 degrees East, a version of BBC One HD with the current UK-wide content but with BBC One Northern Ireland programme listings has gone on air.
Manual tuning 10.84700 GHz, V, DVB-S2, 8PSK, Symbol rate: 23000, FEC: 2/3, Service ID: 6943
While the BBC has not yet issued a statement on when national versions of BBC One HD for Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales will go live, the tests have heightened speculation that BBC One HD Northern Ireland will be ready for stage 2 of the digital switchover in the province on Wednesday (24th).
UPDATE: Listings for BBC One HD Northern Ireland now published
UTV has confirmed that UTV will join Freeview HD on Wednesday, so together with BBC One HD Northern Ireland, Ulster viewers will have some of the best local HD TV provision in the UK.