Channel 4 HD regions set to launch on the 27th September 2022 on Sky and Freesat
Channel 4 will next week, be launching new regionalised versions of Channel 4 HD channel.
The launch has been scheduled for Tuesday 27th September 2022.
Currently there is only the single Channel 4 HD channel, showing “London” based adverts.
By launching these regional versions of Channel 4 HD, this brings them inline with the SD versions of Channel 4, with more region specific advertising.
Sky and Freesat users will not have to make any changes, which will be done automatically. For most people Channel 4 HD will automatically be on Sky Channel 104 and Freesat channel 104.
For Sky users the “old” SD version, that was on Sky channel 104, will move to Sky channel 804.
However, as mentioned in a previous post ( Channel 4 HD regions to launch soon on Freesat and Sky ) , viewers in my service area, and other “fringe reception areas”, may find issues with reception of Channel 4 HD, as these regional versions are being hosted on Sky frequencies. Some of these frequencies are only just available on a 110x120cm or 125x135cm satellite dish, but anything larger than a 1,8m dish should have no issues at all (apart from in heavy rain!). In general, if you can receive ITV 1 HD, then you should be able to receive Channel 4 HD…but this depends which ITV 1 and C4 region you are allocated (based on your Sky card UK address, or your Freesat postcode).
You may also need to check any future recordings you have planned for Channel 4 and Channel 4 HD.
Users of other satellite receivers will have to manually scan for the new Channel 4 HD regions , using the following frequency parameters.
12.363 V, DVB-S2 8PSK SR 27.500, FEC 2/3 – tricky – same frequency as ITV1 HD London
Channel 4 HD South & East
Channel 4 HD Scotland
12.226 H, DVB-S2 8PSK, SR 27.500, FEC 2/3 – tricky – same frequency as ITV1 HD Meridian East
Channel 4 HD Northern Ireland
12.168 V, DVB-S2 8PSK SR 27.500, FEC 2/3 – tricky – same frequency as ITV1 HD Central West
Channel 4 HD Midlands
Channel 4 HD North
12.110 H, DVB-S2 8PSK, SR 27.500, FEC 2/3 – OK – on the European beam, but Sky card encrypted.
Cannel 4 HD Ireland
11.126 V DVB-S SR 22.000 FEC 5/6 – OK – no changes
Channel 4 HD London
In addition, there are a few minor channel number changes for a few channels on Sky:
E4 Extra (139) moves to 138 on satellite
Sky Sci-Fi HD (152) moves to 139 on satellite
E! HD (151) moves to 159 on satellite
Pick (159) moves to 151 on satellite
Challenge (160) moves to 152 on satellite