Feb 202018

Channel 4 HD and All4 to leave Freesat on 22nd February 2018

All 4 and 4HD will be leaving Freesat on Thursday 22nd February, 2018.

Channel 4 is still available in standard definition, but any recordings you have scheduled for 4HD will need to be re-set in SD (via channel 104).

Channel 4 hasn’t provided a reason why it has made the highly controversial move and Freesat says it hopes the channels will return in the future. But a statement available on the internet supposedly from a Channel 4 spokesperson says : “We’re disappointed Freesat is changing its charging structure, leading to a very significant cost increase for Channel 4, which ultimately takes funding away from our content investment budget. To reduce the overall burden of our Freesat costs and make internal savings we have regrettably given notice to withdraw All 4 and C4 HD while we consider our long term relationship with Freesat.”. IF this is a case, then it is simply down to a cost issue.

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Mar 262015

Channel 4 has announced the launch date for its new digital service All 4.

Channel 4 says its new digital platform All 4 will go live on Monday March 30 on PC, iPads and iPhones.

The All 4 brand identity will replace 4oD across all platforms as the broadcaster’s catch up TV service.

More than that, Channel 4 has created a single digital hub, which will host all of Channel 4’s linear channels, digital content and other online services in one place.

Mobile live streaming is being introduced for the first time.

All 4 will have three main sections;
On Demand, including, catch up, archive and Box Sets;
Now, for live broadcasts, news clips, social media conversations; and a new Shorts section;
On Soon will showcase upcoming shows and include premiers ahead of their linear TV debut.