Factual entertainment channel Quest and Freeview have announced the launch of Quest in high definition on Freeview. Fans will be able to access all Quest shows and sports events in HD on LCN 114. Quest will continue to be available in standard definition.
From Tuesday August 14, 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.
Discovery general manager of UK/Ireland, Australia & New Zealand and EMEA head of commercial development James Gibbons EVP 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.”
Freeview managing director Guy North said: “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.”
To receive Quest HD on Freeview viewers will need to be within coverage, have an HD-enabled TV and be watching through Freeview HD or Freeview Play devices. Some viewers may need to retune. Viewers can check predicted coverage at: www.freeview.co.uk/channels-at-your-address.