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YouTube launches HD section

YouTube has begun a push of its new high definition (HD) content with the launch of a dedicated section of the site. Visitors to the site are now also able…

RAI launches HDTV trials on DTT

From Branislav Pekic in Rome Italian public broadcaster RAI has initiated the first Super High Definition transmissions in the new DVB-T2 standard for DTT from its Eremo Broadcasting Centre in…

Sky moves towards 3D broadcasts

Sky says it has successfully tested the delivery of 3D programming to a domestic television via a high-definition set-top box. Sky has been filming a number of events using 3D…

HDTV ownership up, HD consumption down

Two recent independent studies by research firms Leichtman Research Group and Frank N. Magid Associates have concluded that more than one-third of Americans who own a High-Definition Television (HDTV) are…

HDTV ownership up, HD consumption down

Two recent independent studies by research firms Leichtman Research Group and Frank N. Magid Associates have concluded that more than one-third of Americans who own a High-Definition Television (HDTV) are…

Fox selects Motorola for HD

Motorola has been selected to provide the satellite transmission equipment, including compression systems and multiplexors, to enable Fox to transition all its satellite programme distribution to 100 percent HD delivery.…

High-speed broadband increases HD streaming

A jump in average broadband download speeds in the UK from 4.1Mbps in January to 5Mbps in October 2008 has coincided in Brits move from watching predominantly low-quality video clips…

HDs now most popular TVs

According to a report released this week by market research firm iSuppli, HDTVs are now the leading television product on the market in terms of global shipments, outstripping SD sets…

American football drives HDTV sales

HDTV manufacturer Samsung has revealed that a survey found American football to be the most popular sport to influence HDTV purchases among sports fans in America. The survey from Kelton…

Sony aids RAI move to HD

Radiotelevisione Italiana (RAI) has announced a major investment in XDCAM High Definition technology that will see the Italian public broadcaster transition to an HD infrastructure over a three year period.…

Bluewin HD VOD

Swisscom will become the first provider in Switzerland to offer video-on-demand in high-definition quality on December 1st. Bluewin TV will offer over 130 feature films, concerts and documentaries in HD…

Orange HD mobile TV for Unik

Orange has revealed plans to launch high definition mobile TV for Unik, giving customers in France access to more than sixty high definition mobile TV channels (including twenty with unlimited…

Telefonica launches Imagenio HD

From David Del Valle in Madrid Spain's Telefonica is launching Imagenio on High Definition through its FTTH network for subscribers to Trio Futura at 10 or 30 Megabites. The move…

HDTV owners prefer Blu-ray to streaming

A consumer study commissioned by the Digital Entertainment Group (DEG) indicates HDTV and Blu-ray Disc player owners still find packaged media — such as Blu-ray discs — preferable to alternative…

Standards Conversion in HDTV