Timeshift edition of the UK version of HGTV was unencrypted earlier today, as a minor anomaly is resolved.
The channel no longer requires a Sky card to view it, and can now be manually added on free-to-air satellite receivers.
- Satellite Astra 28.2
- Frequency: 11344
- Polarisation: Horizontal
- Symbol Rate: 27500
- FEC: 5/6
- Service ID: 53231
HGTV replaced Home at the beginning of the year. Home was acquired by Discovery in 2019 and as part of the process, the +1 channel moved from a pan-Europe to a UK spotbeam transponder, removing any broadcast rights issues that might have been caused had the service been unencrypted to viewers across Europe. But the switch to free-to-air transmissions for HGTV+1 could only happen once existing contractual obligations had been met, with both Sky and Discovery agreeing new terms for the carriage of their linear channels on the satellite platform last month.