A number of ITV regions that have been continuing to broadcast in standard definition are moving to high definition.
From October 20, 2020, ITV HD launches in Calendar South, Central East, Anglia West, Meridian Thames Valley and Meridian West. At the same time ITV SD is closing in Border England, Anglia West, Meridian North and Yorkshire East. ITV+1 is also closing for Anglia West, Tyne Tees, West Country, Wales and Yorkshire.
Instead ITV+1 will be grouped into a larger ‘region’.
It means the correct regional news programme will be shown on Sky and Freesat, where ITV HD is moving to channel 103. All ITV regions and sub-regions will now be in HD on satellite with the exception of Channel and Border Scotland sub-region of Border.
The move gives ITV the strongest HD line-up of any UK broadcaster with the BBC only broadcasting the national regions of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in the HD format.