Published Friday, 13 September 2013
The move brings UTV HD to more viewers. (© UTV)
It means viewers on those platforms will be able to enjoy top shows such as X Factor, Coronation Street and Emmerdale in high definition.
Sky HD viewers will be able to find UTV HD on channel 103 and FreeSat customers should select channel 119.
Michael Wilson, Managing Director, UTV Television said: "Our Sky and FreeSat viewers will be able to enjoy a new dimension to their viewing, with even greater picture clarity on UTV HD.
"Bringing HD to these two additional platforms represents a significant investment by UTV and one which we think our viewers will enjoy immensely.
"All of the favourite big name programmes will now be available in HD on Sky and FreeSat, including X Factor, Coronation Street and Emmerdale.
"Our audience can look forward to watching the UEFA Champions' League and FA Cup games, as well as local favourites like Lesser Spotted Culture - all in HD."
UTV was the first broadcaster to introduce HD to the island of Ireland in October 2010, when Her Majesty the Queen officially launched the service in Northern Ireland.
Availability of the service has grown steadily since that date, with viewers already able to access UTV HD via the Freeview and Virgin platforms.
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