List of HD channels in Ireland

This is a list of current high definition channels that are available in Ireland, those coming in the future and those that have ceased broadcasting.

All seventy HD channels in Ireland broadcast at 1080i.

There is currently one channel available to Saorsat viewers, two channels available to Saorview viewers, sixty-seven channels available to Sky viewers and thirty-six channels available to UPC Ireland viewers.

HD channels

Channel name Content Type Owner/parent company Launch date
Alibi HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast UKTV (BBC Worldwide/Scripps Networks Interactive) 2012/07/03
Animal Planet HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Discovery Networks Western Europe 2012/02/27
Arise News HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Arise Media UK Limited 2013/03/11
BBC One HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast BBC 2012/10/24
BBC Two HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast BBC 2013/03/26
British Eurosport HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast TF1 Group/Discovery Communications 2012/07/25
British Eurosport 2 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast TF1 Group/Discovery Communications 2012/09/03
BT Sport 1 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast BT Group 2013/08/01
BT Sport 2 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast BT Group 2013/08/01
Cartoon Network HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Turner Broadcasting System Europe (Time Warner) 2011/09/14
Channel 4 HD[n 1] HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Channel Four Television Corporation 2012/03/28
CI HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast A+E Networks UK (A+E Networks/British Sky Broadcasting) 2008/11/05
Comedy Central HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Paramount UK Partnership (Paramount British Pictures/British Sky Broadcasting) 2010/08/09
Dave HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast UKTV (BBC Worldwide/Scripps Networks Interactive) 2011/10/10
Discovery HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Discovery Networks Western Europe 2006/05/22
Disney Channel HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Disney–ABC Television Group 2011/09/15
Disney Junior HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Disney–ABC Television Group 2013/04/09
Disney XD HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Disney–ABC Television Group 2010/10/18
E! HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast NBCUniversal 2012/10/08
E4 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Channel Four Television Corporation 2009/12/14
Eden HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast UKTV (BBC Worldwide/Scripps Networks Interactive) 2010/10/04
ESPN HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast BT Group 2009/08/03
Film4 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Channel Four Television Corporation 2013/09/02
Fox HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Fox International Channels (News Corporation) 2008/04/28
Good Food HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast UKTV (BBC Worldwide/Scripps Networks Interactive) 2010/08/31
History HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast A+E Networks UK (A+E Networks/British Sky Broadcasting) 2006/10/26
ITV HD[n 1] HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast ITV plc 2008/06/07
MGM HD 100% HD Independent MGM Channel (UK) Limited (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/British Sky Broadcasting) 2009/12/14
More4 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Channel Four Television Corporation 2013/02/04
MTV HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Viacom International Media Networks Europe 2012/02/13
MTV Live HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Viacom International Media Networks Europe 2008/12/16
National Geographic Channel HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast NGC-UK Partnership (National Geographic Society/Fox International Channels) 2006/05/22
Nat Geo Wild HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast NGC-UK Partnership (National Geographic Society/Fox International Channels) 2009/04/01
NHK World HD 100% HD Independent NHK 2011/05/09
Nickelodeon HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Nickelodeon UK (Viacom International Media Networks Europe/British Sky Broadcasting) 2010/10/05
RT HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast RIA Novosti 2013/01/14
RTÉ One HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Raidió Teilifís Éireann 2013/10/21
RTÉ Two HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Raidió Teilifís Éireann 2011/05/26
Setanta HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Setanta Sports 2010/11/23
Sky 3D 100% HD Independent British Sky Broadcasting 2010/04/03
Sky Atlantic HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast British Sky Broadcasting 2011/02/01
Sky Arts 1 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast British Sky Broadcasting 2006/05/22
Sky Arts 2 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast British Sky Broadcasting 2009/03/02
Sky Insider HD 100% HD Independent British Sky Broadcasting 2011/05/05
Sky Living HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast British Sky Broadcasting 2010/09/02
Sky Movies Box Office HD 100% HD Separate schedule British Sky Broadcasting 2006/05/22
Sky HD Retail Info 100% HD Independent British Sky Broadcasting 2006/02/17
Sky Movies Action & Adventure HD 100% HD[n 2] Simulcast British Sky Broadcasting 2008/10/08
Sky Movies Comedy HD 100% HD[n 2] Simulcast British Sky Broadcasting 2008/10/15
Sky Movies Crime & Thriller HD 100% HD[n 2] Simulcast British Sky Broadcasting 2006/05/22
Sky Movies Disney HD 100% HD[n 2] Simulcast British Sky Broadcasting 2010/08/09
Sky Movies Drama & Romance HD 100% HD[n 2] Simulcast British Sky Broadcasting 2008/10/08
Sky Movies Family HD 100% HD[n 2] Simulcast British Sky Broadcasting 2008/10/15
Sky Movies Greats HD 100% HD[n 2] Simulcast British Sky Broadcasting 2008/10/08
Sky Movies Premiere HD 100% HD[n 2] Simulcast British Sky Broadcasting 2008/03/20
Sky Movies Sci Fi & Horror HD 100% HD[n 2] Simulcast British Sky Broadcasting 2008/10/15
Sky Movies Select HD 100% HD[n 2] Simulcast British Sky Broadcasting 2009/10/26
Sky Movies Showcase HD 100% HD[n 2] Simulcast British Sky Broadcasting 2006/05/22
Sky News HD 100% HD Simulcast British Sky Broadcasting 2010/05/06
Sky Sports 1 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast[n 3] British Sky Broadcasting 2006/05/22
Sky Sports 2 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast[n 3] British Sky Broadcasting 2006/07/31
Sky Sports 3 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast[n 3] British Sky Broadcasting 2008/03/17
Sky Sports 4 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast[n 3] British Sky Broadcasting 2010/04/29
Sky Sports F1 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast British Sky Broadcasting 2012/03/09
Sky Sports News HD 100% HD Simulcast British Sky Broadcasting 2010/08/23
Sky1 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast British Sky Broadcasting 2006/05/22
STAR Plus HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast STAR TV (News Corporation) 2012/07/05
Syfy HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Universal Networks International (NBCUniversal) 2009/01/26
TCM HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Turner Broadcasting System Europe (Time Warner) 2012/09/04
TG4 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Teilifís na Gaeilge 2012/10/02
TLC HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Discovery Networks Western Europe 2013/04/30
Universal Channel HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Universal Networks International (NBCUniversal) 2010/06/28
Watch HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast UKTV (BBC Worldwide/Scripps Networks Interactive) 2011/10/12

Future HD channels and events

2013

November

Before 2014

  • Sky Sports 3D may launch on Sky[2][3]

2014

Early 2014

Unknown dates

See also

Notes

References

External links