STV launches HD service on Freeview and Virgin Media

SCOTTISH broadcaster, STV, has today confirmed the launch of its first High Definition service, STV HD, promising to provide viewers a picture quality that is brighter and sharper than ever before.

STV HD will be available on Digital Terrestrial Television/Freeview on channel 51 and on Virgin Media on channel 113 from next week, in time for the World Cup, which it is broadcasting.

Says Bobby Hain, managing director of broadcasting at STV: “We’re thrilled to be bringing viewers a brand new STV HD service, offering our programmes in crystal clear vision and incredible clarity. We’re particularly pleased that we’ll be offering all of the STV World Cup games in HD for our nation of football fans on both DTT and Virgin Media.”

STV says it is currently working with Sky, Freesat and ITV Network with a view to making STV HD available via satellite as soon as possible.