Are ITV HD variants on 103 in Freesat homes currently? If not, will this change in light of extra HD regions, SD discontinuation.
I think where the HD version that's available is 'correct' for a particular locality, then the HD version of ITV is mapped to 103 ?
No. ITV HD is on Freesat 111 in all ITV regions. On Tuesday, ITV HD will move to channel 103.
To check Freesat channels go to https://www.freesat.co.uk/tv-guide
and enter a postcode for the TV region you're interested in. A London postcode input in the TV guide and in a Freesat TV/box will give you ITV London SD on 103 and ITV London HD on 111 until shortly after Sky have made the necessary changes on 20th October. This is due to a stage called the 'adaptation hub', after which the Freesat EPG
will be changed to show ITV HD on 103. Whether ITV SD moves to 111 or vanishes altogether remains to be seen. I expect ITV+1 regions to be remapped ahead of being withdrawn from Sky, so look out for changes on Monday afternoon on Freesat in affected regions.
Last edited by TheMike on 17 October 2020 3:40pm - 2 times in total