Find out more about Sky HD
What is Sky HD?
Watching TV in HD provides a new kind of viewing experience. High definition means sharper picture, vibrant colours and crisp, crackle-free sound. HD is the new way to watch TV in your home, and Sky offers up to 60 channels in glorious high definition.
Sky Entertainment Extra+
If you want to enjoy HD channels on Sky, just take the Sky Entertainment Extra+ viewing pack, and you'll also need an HD-ready TV and a Sky HD box. This will give you access to all the HD channels in line with your subscription, and if you have Sky Movies or Sky Sports and want to watch these channels in HD, then you can take the premium HD pack for a small additional monthly fee.
With the Sky HD you’ll be able to see sport, movies and TV series with vivid, crisp imaging and stunning sound, providing you with a far more immersive and enjoyable watch.
Sky HD Box
Sky’s set-top boxes are HD-ready, which means that they are compatible with high definition viewing. Once you have an HD-ready TV, a Sky HD box and Sky’s HD pack, you can watch the high definition channels in line with your subscription, and there are over 50 available through Sky.
The Sky+HD box includes the pause, rewind and record functions that have become so popular, and they give you total control of your TV. You can get to your recordings at any time through the Sky Planner, and it lets you record 2 programmes at once. With the Sky+HD box you can easily navigate through what’s on with the 7-day Electronic Programme Guide or EPG.
You can also get a Sky HD box which is a simpler model, which is HD-ready and has the 7-day EPG. This is an ideal box for Sky Multiroom customers.
Sky HD 1TB Box
The Sky+ HD 1TB box is perfect for customers with the HD pack, because it has a massive 1TB (Terabyte) memory. High definition recordings take up much more space than standard definition, so Sky has developed an award-winning set-top box that can store up to 240 hours of HD programmes. If you want to record standard definition then the extra space allows for up to 740 hours!
The box keeps the same popular functions of Sky+, including pause, rewind and record, 7-day EPG, HD-ready compatibility and Sky Anytime+.
Sky HD Channels
High definition channels on Sky include BBC One HD, ITV1 HD, 4HD, Sky1 HD, Sky News HD, Discovery HD, and all the Sky Movies and Sky Sports HD channels. Don’t forget that you need to take Sky Entertainment Extra+ in order to enjoy channels in stunning high definition.
There are over 50 HD channels available to Sky customers, and all Sky boxes are HD-ready.
Sky Sports F1 HD
Sky is bringing its groundbreaking sports coverage to the world of F1, with a dedicated channel that will show every race live, along with each practice and qualifying session, and it will all be available in stunning, crisp high definition.
Extensive highlights, expert analysis from the likes of Martin Brundle and the latest updates from the pit lane will all help to deliver a brand new experience for F1 fans.
The Sky Sports F1 HD channel will be the only place to see every single race live, and it is FREE to all Sky Sports pack customers. If you want to watch in HD, then you need to take the premium HD pack.
Upgrading to Sky HD
Sky is offering new and existing customers some great deals and offers on HD package upgrades, which means you can enjoy a whole host of new channels and entertainment all in brilliant, breathtaking high definition.
HD is the latest step in the visual revolution, providing you with a stunning cinematic experience in the comfort of your own home. With HD you can become truly immersed in your viewing experience; all your favourite programmes will be enhanced to an incredible new level of visual quality, and each exhilarating moment will take you closer to the edge of your seat.
As long as you are an existing customer with an HD-ready TV and a Sky+HD box, you can upgrade at any time and start enjoying Sky entertainment in stunning HD. If you’re movie-mad then simply upgrade to HD and Sky Movies for the latest and greatest films in glorious high definition. Football fanatics and lovers of all sport can upgrade their package to include Sky’s champion sports coverage on Sky Sports, and adding HD to your sports upgrade will give you all the action, highlights and coverage in crisp, clear and unbeatable picture quality.
Sky HD Deals
Sky often promotes deals and offers for HD along with other services, and these are open to both new and existing customers. The deals change all the time, but as high definition becomes ever more popular, so do the money-saving HD offers from Sky.
The Sky HD deals are usually along the lines of free trial time, money off other services when you take the Entertainment Extra+ pack, or high street vouchers. Once again, these offers change all the time to keep them fresh and appealing, so compare Sky deals to find out what’s on offer.