S4C is back in HD: new tests start
Welsh language broadcaster S4C is now testing an HD version of its channel on satellite, nearly three and a half years after the original Freeview-only service closed down following funding cuts.
The service, originally named "Clirlun" after a competition to create a Welsh term for High Definition TV, was mothballed at the beginning of December 2012. Now S4C, alongside other public broadcasters around the world is looking at HD TV becoming the default way of accessing linear content in the coming years.
S4C previously indicated it would be working towards a 2016 relaunch for its HD channel subject to "efficiency savings" being delivered elsewhere at S4C. The broadcaster hasn't yet issued an official statement on the latest developments.
You can find the tests on the Astra 2 satellite cluster, using the following parameters:
Astra 2 (28.2-5)
Symbol Rate: 27500
Service ID: 52296 (labelled '55296')
Mode: DVB-S QPSK