List of HD channels in Ireland

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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 HD channels in Ireland broadcast at 1080i.

There is currently seventeen channels available to eir Vision viewers, two channels available to Saorsat viewers, two channels available to Saorview viewers, eighty-eight channels available to Sky Ireland viewers and forty-two channels available to Virgin Media Ireland viewers on their respective EPGs.

HD channels[edit]

Channel name Content Type Owner/parent company Launch date
&TV HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Zee Entertainment Enterprises 2015/07/06
3e HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast TV3 Group (Virgin Media Ireland) 2017/01/09
Al Jazeera English HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Al Jazeera Media Network 2016/11/03
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 Northern Europe 2012/02/27
Arirang TV HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Korea International Broadcasting Foundation 2016/09/26
BBC One HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast BBC 2012/10/24
BBC One Northern Ireland HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast BBC Northern Ireland 2012/10/24
BBC Two HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast BBC 2013/03/26
be3 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast TV3 Group (Virgin Media Ireland) 2017/01/09
Bloomberg HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Bloomberg L.P. 2017/03/01
Boomerang HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Turner Broadcasting System Europe (Time Warner) 2015/06/24
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
BT Sport 3 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast BT Group 2015/08/01
BT Sport ESPN HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast BT Group 2009/08/03
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
Chelsea TV HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Chelsea F.C. 2015/05/21
CNN International HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Turner Broadcasting System Europe (Time Warner) 2016/06/28
Colors HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Viacom 18 2017/02/14
Comedy Central HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Paramount UK Partnership (Paramount British Pictures/Sky plc) 2010/08/09
Crime + Investigation HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast A+E Networks UK (A+E Networks/Sky plc) 2008/11/05
Dave HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast UKTV (BBC Worldwide/Scripps Networks Interactive) 2011/10/10
Daystar HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Daystar Television Network 2015/11/23
Discovery HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Discovery Networks Northern 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
Eir Sport 1 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Eir 2010/11/23
Eir Sport 2 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Eir 2013/12/12
Eurosport 1 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Discovery Networks Northern Europe 2012/07/25
Eurosport 2 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Discovery Networks Northern Europe 2012/09/03
Film4 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Channel Four Television Corporation 2013/09/02
Fox HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Fox International Channels (21st Century Fox) 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/Sky plc) 2006/10/26
Insight HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast TV Entertainment Reality Network 2016/04/05
ITV HD[n 1] HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast ITV plc 2008/06/07
ITV Box Office HD 100% HD Simulcast ITV plc 2017/02/04
LFCTV HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Liverpool F.C. 2014/11/04
Lifetime HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast A+E Networks UK (A+E Networks/Sky plc) 2013/11/04
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
MUTV HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Manchester United F.C. 2014/07/14
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
Nick Jr. HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Nickelodeon UK (Viacom International Media Networks Europe/Sky plc) 2016/07/05
Nickelodeon HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Nickelodeon UK (Viacom International Media Networks Europe/Sky plc) 2010/10/05
Racing UK HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Racing UK Ltd 2016/03/07
Record TV HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Record TV Network 2015/10/20
RT HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast (ANO) TV-Novosti 2013/01/14
RTÉ One HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Raidió Teilifís Éireann 2013/12/16
RTÉ2 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Raidió Teilifís Éireann 2011/05/26
S4C HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast S4C Authority 2016/06/06
Sky 1 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Sky plc 2006/05/22
Sky Atlantic HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Sky plc 2011/02/01
Sky Arts HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Sky plc 2006/05/22
Sky Insider HD 100% HD Independent Sky plc 2011/05/05
Sky Living HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Sky plc 2010/09/02
Sky Cinema Action & Adventure HD 100% HD[n 2] Simulcast Sky plc 2008/10/08
Sky Cinema Box Office HD 100% HD Separate schedule Sky plc 2006/05/22
Sky Cinema Comedy HD 100% HD[n 2] Simulcast Sky plc 2008/10/15
Sky Cinema Crime & Thriller HD 100% HD[n 2] Simulcast Sky plc 2006/05/22
Sky Cinema Disney HD 100% HD[n 2] Simulcast Sky plc 2010/08/09
Sky Cinema Drama & Romance HD 100% HD[n 2] Simulcast Sky plc 2008/10/08
Sky Cinema Family HD 100% HD[n 2] Simulcast Sky plc 2008/10/15
Sky Cinema Greats HD 100% HD[n 2] Simulcast Sky plc 2008/10/08
Sky Cinema Hits HD 100% HD[n 2] Simulcast Sky plc 2006/05/22
Sky Cinema Premiere HD 100% HD[n 2] Simulcast Sky plc 2008/03/20
Sky Cinema Sci-Fi & Horror HD 100% HD[n 2] Simulcast Sky plc 2008/10/15
Sky Cinema Select HD 100% HD[n 2] Simulcast Sky plc 2009/10/26
Sky News HD 100% HD Simulcast Sky plc 2010/05/06
Sky Sports 1 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast[n 3] Sky plc 2006/05/22
Sky Sports 2 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast[n 3] Sky plc 2006/07/31
Sky Sports 3 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast[n 3] Sky plc 2008/03/17
Sky Sports 4 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast[n 3] Sky plc 2010/04/29
Sky Sports 5 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast[n 3] Sky plc 2014/08/12
Sky Sports Box Office HD 100% HD Simulcast Sky plc 2015/04/02
Sky Sports F1 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Sky plc 2012/03/09
Sky Sports Mix HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Sky plc 2016/08/24
Sky Sports News HQ HD 100% HD Simulcast Sky plc 2010/08/23
Star Plus HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast STAR TV (21st Century Fox) 2012/07/05
STV HD (West)[n 1] HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast STV Group plc 2014/04/28
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 Northern Europe 2013/04/30
TV3 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast TV3 Group (Virgin Media Ireland) 2015/08/11
Universal Channel HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Universal Networks International (NBCUniversal) 2010/06/28
UTV HD[n 1] HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast UTV Media 2010/10/05
Viceland HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Vice Media / Vice UK TV Ltd 2016/09/19
W HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast UKTV (BBC Worldwide/Scripps Networks Interactive) 2011/10/12

Future HD channels and events[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Manual tuning on Sky
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Sky Cinema channels are mainly HD, however there is the occasional upscaled SD broadcast where a HD source is not available
  3. ^ a b c d e Simulcast with exception

References[edit]

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