08/13/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/13/2018 08:11
Monday 13th August - Quest, the high quality factual entertainment channel, and Freeview today announce the launch of Quest in high definition on Freeview. Fans will be able to access all their loved Quest shows and sports events in stunning HD on LCN 114. Quest will continue to be available in standard definition.
From Tuesday 14th August, 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 stunning 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.
Quest fans can now enjoy high quality factual entertainment series including Salvage Hunters, Combat Dealers, Aussie Gold Hunters and the much-awaited return of Fifth Gear in HD on Freeview. Complementing Quest's top-rating franchises are a number of documentary programmes including Wings of War, Nasa's Unexplained Files and How Trains Changed The World.
James Gibbons EVP, General Manager of UK / Ireland, Australia & New Zealand and Head of Commercial Development for EMEA, Discovery 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.'
Guy North, Managing Director, Freeview 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.
Quest HD is also available on Sky, Virgin Media and Freesat. QuestOD can be accessed via the player - www.questod.co.uk, and the Google Play Store and App Store.
Quest is available in 27 million homes across Freeview, Freesat, Sky, Virgin Media and BT TV. With a monthly reach of 12.4 million, Quest is Discovery's largest channel in the UK, and enjoyed its best ever first-quarter performance in 2018. QuestOD is the new, free video on demand service that allows you to catch-up on all your favourite programmes and watch the live stream from Quest and Quest Red, wherever and whenever you want within the UK
Freeview is the biggest and best loved TV platform in the UK. Giving viewers access to 70 TV channels, 15 HD channels at no cost and over 25 radio stations through an aerial. The service is free from subscription, so there's no monthly cost. Freeview launched its connected TV service, Freeview Play, in 2015 which gives viewers the choice to watch what they want, when they want in a simple way. As with all Freeview products, it's subscription free and works with all existing broadband providers.