Channel 4 gets HD for Xmas

It seems Christmas really is the season for giving as Channel 4 has announced it’ll be flicking the switch on its new HD channel, right around a

It seems Christmas really is the season for giving as Channel 4 has announced it’ll be flicking the switch on its new HD channel, right around about the time we start opening doors on our chocolate calendar.Although the Beeb already has a limited HD service, C4 will be the first terrestrial channel to offer an HD simulcast of its entire output.You'll need Sky HD to receive it but if you're already a subscriber it'll be available gratis – how's that for a Christmas pressie?And don't worry if you're more of an Eastenders and Corrie fan. The BBC and ITV will be following suit next year with HD over on their Freesat offering, which Channel 4 tells us it's also in talks to join. Hoorah!EssentialsChannel 4 HDPrice: £free (with Sky HD)On sale: DecemberContact: Channel 4Related stories:BBC and ITV bring you hi-def for freeSky promises more HDFreesat – answer to our HD Freeview prayers?