Channel 4 and Freesat have announced that Channel 4 HD will launch on the subscription-free satellite platform in the spring.
It will be availabe Free to Air on freesat HD receivers from April 2011.
Channel 4 HD will become the fourth HD channel on Freesat, joining BBC One HD, the BBC HD channel and ITV1 HD.
Channel 4 HD launched on Sky in 2007 and has since become available on Virgin Media in summer 2009 and the Freeview HD platform in April last year.
It is unknown at the moment what the reception of C4HD will be for expats in Spain and the Costa Blanca, or if the Sky C4HD service will contimue.
The current C4HD service is available with a Sky card and even on a 80cm satellite dish here in Spain.
It is currently unknown if the freesat free to air version of C4HD will be the same (unlikely!), as per BBC1 and BBC HD (big satellite dish required and should be 24/7 coverage), or as per BBC2 England (partial coverage on a big satellite dish)