On 4 January 2011, Freeview announced details for the launch of ITV1+1, together with the possibility that both STV and UTV will launch their own timeshift services, STV +1 and UTV +1 in Scotland and Northern Ireland respectively. UTV later confirmed that it would launch UTV +1 at 8 pm on 11 January 2011. The channel is available to Freeview viewers on channel 33 and Virgin Media. As of May 2018 UTV +1 is now testing on satellite. UTV+1 was added to Sky and Freesat on 21 May 2018 for viewers in Northern Ireland.