STV HD satellite launch date announced
Freesat HD viewers will be able to tune in on channel 119. Sky viewers will be able to watch on channel 103 in the STV West region (Glasgow newsroom) or channel 178 in the STV East and ex-Grampian regions.
This is because the STV HD channel will be a simulcast of STV West and eligible for an HD/SD swap on Sky in the region where it matches the SD channel only.
The launch will be welcomed by football fans, who will be able to follow STV's coverage of the World Cup in high definition. Following technical changes in February, Sky viewers in central and northern Scotland have been unable to access itv HD via Sky's add other channels function - it was a workaround to watch football in HD via an alternative Channel 3 region.
STV HD first launched in 2010 as part of the roll-out of Freeview HD.