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CNBC HD enters regular service on Sky


Business news channel CNBC's new HD simulcast has entered regular service and gone live on Sky.

From today, Sky HD and Q users will see CNBC HD free-to-air on channel 505, while the standard definition version drops to channel 890.

CNBC HD started testing on satellite last week. The channel is owned by Comcast, who in turn are now owners of Sky. It's understood to be the first time the HD version of CNBC has been broadcast via satellite in Europe.

CNBC carries the latest from the financial markets, with live programming Monday-Friday from Asia, Europe and the USA, plus executive lifestyle and sports programmes at the weekend, alongside NBC News shows Meet The Press and NBC Nightly News.

With the acquisition of Sky last year, Comcast has now full control of two news channels in the UK: CNBC and Sky News - plus a stake in pan-European news channel Euronews. Sky News business operations are moving to CNBC's HQ in London.

The HD channel isn't on Freesat's channel list at the moment, but it can be manually added using the tuning parameters listed below:


Manual tuning:
Satellite: Astra 2E (28.2°E)
Frequency:    12012
Polarisation: vertical
Symbol Rate:  27500
FEC:          2/3
Mode:         DVB-S2 8PSK
Service ID:   3902