Quest, the factual entertainment channel, and Freeview have confirmed the launch of Quest HD on the Freeview platform. Fans will be able to access Quest shows and sports events in full HD on LCN 114. Quest will continue to be available in standard definition.
From August 14th, Quest viewers on Freeview will be able to watch every English Football League (EFL) highlights show – both on Saturday evenings from 9pm and each midweek show – in HD. EFL fans will be also be able to catch highlights from every round of the Carabao Cup as well as the Checkatrade Trophy in HD. Also joining Quest’s sporting line-up and available in HD will be the Bennetts British Superbike Championship and Home Nations Snooker Series.
James Gibbons EVP, General Manager of UK / Ireland, Australia & New Zealand and Head of Commercial Development for EMEA, Discovery said: “We have been investing in our channels and content to ensure we bring the broadest range of shows and sports events to audiences. I am delighted that we are partnering with Freeview to showcase Quest in HD to people across the UK, giving everyone the opportunity to view our popular factual entertainment shows together with the EFL Highlights in HD.”
Guy North, Managing Director, Freeview added: “Quest is an extremely popular channel for a growing number of our viewers, so I’m sure this launch is going to go down well with them. We strive to offer viewers the very best TV viewing experience free from subscription, and this addition to our HD line up certainly does that.”