ITV News Central satellite and cable viewers can now watch us in HD

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Good news for ITV News Central satellite and cable viewers

Over the last few years, the television industry has been moving to high definition (HD) broadcasting and we are pleased to say that from Tuesday October 20th, HD will become the standard for ITV News Central on satellite and from Tuesday November 3rd on cable.

It means our two separate ITV News Central news programmes - for the East and West Midlands - will be broadcast to the correct part of the region on ITV HD on Sky and Freesat in the best possible quality from October 20th and on Virgin Media from November 3rd.

Similar changes in other ITV regions will mean that the ITV network will be offering the strongest HD line up of any UK broadcaster, a public service first we are really proud of.  

So, what does it mean for our viewers? 

If you watch us on Freeview there is no change whatsoever.

Freesat is switching ITV HD to channel 103. 

You will receive the correct ITV News Central programme for your area on ITV HD on the following channels:

  • Sky  - 103 (from October 20th) 

  • Freesat - 103 (from October 20th) 

  • Virgin Media (from November 3rd)

It means all the satellite and cable providers will now be broadcasting the news for your part of our region on ITV HD on channel 103.

As an HD Sky or Freesat viewer, most will not need to do anything. You will automatically be able to see the ITV News Central programme for the area you live by making sure you watch channel 103. If you do not see the correct region the advice is to re-tune your box or receiver.

The vast majority of satellite viewers are HD-ready, but there may be a few with older standard definition (SD) only boxes. 

So, the correct channel to watch is:Sky, Freesat and Virgin Media ITV HD on Channel 103. 

For more information please complete and submit this form and our ITV ViewerServices team will respond as soon as they can.