Gaelic language channel, also known for its coverage of Scottish football, is now available in high definition on Sky and Freesat.
BBC Alba is has been upgraded to HD as part of a wider BBC scheme to migrate satellite viewers to HD versions of all BBC channels.
The station is operated in partnership with MG Alba and has been on-air since 2008. It currently broadcasts for at least seven hours per day, with extra hours at the weekend.
BBC Alba HD on Sky and Freesat
- Sky satellite channel 117 (Scotland) 169 (Rest of UK)
- Freesat channel 109
BBC Alba HD first became available on Sky Glass before launching on Virgin Media last year. In Scotland, BBC Alba is also available through BT TV’s Internet Mode in HD.
The BBC is yet to upgrade the iPlayer stream of BBC Alba to HD. And for Freeview viewers, the channel will remain available in standard definition (SD) only, due to a current lack of capacity for new Freeview HD channels.
BBC Alba HD is not carried on Sky’s satellite channel list in the Republic of Ireland. However it can be manually added through manual tuning.