HD TV Channels in the UK

Our list of the HD TV services available on Sky Digital, Virgin Media, Freeview and Freesat.

HD LogoIn the UK, there are now over 50 TV channels broadcasting in high definition. HD channels offer superior picture quality, showing far more detail than on standard definition TV pictures.

There’s little doubt that Sky’s satellite TV service is leading the way in offering the new HD channels, but if you’re looking to get HD, on this page, we list the channels that are currently available in Britain, and which digital TV service provides those channels.

 

HD Channel List

Here’s our summary of the HD channels available in the UK, per channel and per service:

Freeview LogoSky Digital LogoVirgin Media LogoYouView LogoFreesat Logo

Channel

Sky

Virgin

Freeview

Freesat
BBC One HD

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes
BBC Two HD

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes
ITV HD (STV HD in Scotland)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes(STV HD not available)

ITV2 HD

Yes



ITV3 HD

Yes



ITV4 HD

Yes



Channel 4 HD

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes
Channel 5 HD

Yes

Yes

No (more)

Animal Planet HD

Yes



Bio HD

Yes



Cartoon Network HD

Yes



Comedy Central HD

Yes

Yes


Crime & Investigation Network HD

Yes



Dave HD

Yes

Yes


Discovery HD

Yes

Yes


Disney Channel HD

Yes



Disney Cinemagic HD

Yes



Disney XD HD

Yes



E4 HD

Yes

Yes


Eden HD

Yes



ESPN America HD

Yes



ESPN HD

Yes

Yes


Eurosport 3D

Yes



Eurosport HD

Yes

Yes


Film 4 HD


Yes


Fox HD

Yes

Yes


Good Food HD

Yes

Yes


History HD

Yes



MGM HD

Yes



MTV HD

Yes



MTV Live HD

Yes

Yes


National Geographic Wild HD

Yes



National Geographic HD

Yes

Yes


NHK World HD

Yes



Yes
Nickelodeon HD

Yes



RTE Two HD (Northern Ireland only)

Yes



Sky 3D

Yes



Sky Arts 1 HD

Yes

Yes


Sky Arts 2 HD

Yes

Yes


Sky Atlantic HD

Yes



Sky Box Office HD1

Yes



Sky Box Office HD2

Yes



Sky Insider

Yes



Sky Living HD

Yes

Yes


Sky Movies Action HD

Yes

Yes


Sky Movies Classics HD

Yes

Yes


Sky Movies Comedy HD

Yes

Yes


Sky Movies Crime & Thriller HD

Yes

Yes


Sky Movies Drama & Romance HD

Yes

Yes


Sky Movies Family HD

Yes

Yes


Sky Movies Indie HD

Yes

Yes


Sky Movies Modern Greats HD

Yes

Yes


Sky Movies Premier HD

Yes

Yes


Sky Movies SciFi & Horror HD

Yes

Yes


Sky Movies Showcase HD

Yes

Yes


Sky News HD

Yes



Sky One HD

Yes

Yes


Sky Sports F1 HD

Yes



Sky Sports HD 1

Yes

Yes


Sky Sports HD 2

Yes

Yes


Sky Sports HD 3

Yes



Sky Sports HD 4

Yes



Sky Sports News HD

Yes



SyFy HD

Yes

Yes


Universal HD (Formerly Hallmark)

Yes



UTV (Northern Ireland)


Yes


Watch HD

Yes

Yes


 

Channel List Updated: June 2012.

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One comment

  • COLIN WEYMAN

    why no mention of bbc4? This is available in our area (DORSET) NOW ON FREESAT CHANNEL 148 and is supposed to start on FREEVIEW BY THIS SUMMER

    COLIN WEYMAN

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