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IS anything actually shown on ITV HD?

Such

Well-known Member
I've had this added to my thompson box for some time now, and get the "ITV HD Service currently unavailable" logo screen, but have yet to see any programs broadcast. I check now and again in the evenings but nothing has been on. Is this the case, just have to keep checking and programs will appear as they are broadcast?

Thanks
 

chelsea.tone

Distinguished Member
Boy Meets Girl (Fri 9pm ??) is HD. Champions League Final (Wed 6/7pm??) is HD plus the occasional movie.

There is a thread somewhere that a member kindly updates with program guide. Or look on itv site or freesat :smashin:

Tony
 

mossym

Distinguished Member
aye, CL final will be on wednesday...watched last years in HD on itv and was very very good...(especially the result..:) )
 

Ray_Woodward

Active Member
You have to remember that ITV HD is *NOT* a channel. It is a red button interactive service offered via the Freesat platform.

In other words it is just like BBC i - BBC i run seven full screen streams many of which carry nothing (sometimes for days on end) ...

I repeat - ITV HD is not (and never has been) a 'channel' it is an interactive service available via the red button (as and when required) via the Freesat platform.
 

Jaycee Dove

Active Member
If you get a TV listings mag eg Radio Times they show ITV HD programmes.

When it started a year ago there were 1 - 2 programmes a week and on occasion gaps of a couple of weeks with nothing on.

There are now 4 - 5 programmes a week typically so it has slowly improved.

Other series shown in HD include Wild at Heart, Law and Order: UK (both will be back in HD) and The Bill is about to go HD when it moves to 9 pm.

If I recall correctly (not 100% sure) Kingdom (starting soon) is in HD and Lewis, Poirot and Marple when they air are in HD too.

A number of documentary series have aired in HD (eg the recent Martin Clunes one about islands).

But no studio based series have been in HD, unlike the BBC....no X factor, Britain's Got Talent or Dancing on Ice which would have been big ways to promote Freesat and HD but ITV missed the lot presumably due to cost to upgrade facilities as they are in dire financial trouble.
 

derek500

Well-known Member
But no studio based series have been in HD, unlike the BBC....no X factor, Britain's Got Talent or Dancing on Ice which would have been big ways to promote Freesat and HD but ITV missed the lot presumably due to cost to upgrade facilities as they are in dire financial trouble.

X Factor is made in the same studios as Sky1's Noel's HQ. Sky managed HD and DD5.1.
 

Giblets

Active Member
3rd June, 11.05pm 'Terminator 2, Judgement day', unfortunately I don't think my Amstrad will have the new EPG by then :(
 

Such

Well-known Member
thanks all for the replies, i'll check the relevant guides and try when something is actually on. Probably watch the champions league final on skyhd anyway...
 

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