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Sogecable launches Canal+HD

From David Del Valle in Madrid The largest Spanish pay-TV group, Sogecable, is the first company in the country to distribute nationwide a High Definition channel with the launch of…

Chinese firms form HDTV IP protection alliance

More than 40 enterprises will join forces to create the China Terrestrial Digital HDTV IPR Protection Alliance on January 31st. The alliance will have the mandate to manage patents for…

i-concerts goes HD

Swiss based i-concerts has finalised a deal with Numericable, France's largest cable operator, to launch the company's i-concerts HD TV channel as part of its service in Spring 2008. i-concerts…

Toshiba slashes prices to shore up HD DVD

Toshiba announced an aggressive campaign to bolster its HD DVD movie disc format against Sony-backed Blu-ray technology, cutting prices on players to as low as $149.99. The HD DVD camp…

Discovery HD for PCCW

Discovery Networks Asia has confirmed the launch of Discovery HD, the company's international high-definition network, on PCCW's now TV platform in Hong Kong effective January 31. The launch of Discovery…

Viasat goes HD

Modern Times Group has confirmed that Viasat Broadcasting has launched its HDTV offering on its Nordic Satellite pay-TV platform, including two Viasat-branded premium HDTV channels – TV1000 HD and Viasat…

Microsoft anywhere DVR

Microsoft has announced the availability of DVR Anywhere on the Microsoft Mediaroom platform, giving DVR customers the flexibility to watch recorded programmes on any TV in their home. Microsoft Mediaroom’s…

Ka-band for Eutelsat

Satellite operators Eutelsat has selected EADS Astrium to deliver its first satellite operating exclusively in Ka-band frequencies. The satellite will form the cornerstone of a major new satellite infrastructure programme…

LG and Netflix to stream movies to the TV

Netflix, the world’s largest online movie rental service, and LG Electronics, are joining forces to develop a set-top box for consumers to stream movies and other programming from the Internet…

CCTV launches HD

China’s Central Television (CCTV) has commenced the launch of its high definition TV services. The service rolled out on 1st January, will first broadcast in Beijing, and then throughout the…

University creates mobile HD platform

From Branislav Pekic in Rome Watching television TV in high definition at 200 kilometers an hour may soon be possible thanks to a mobile telecommunications platform for terminals on the…

Sirius 4 satellite now operational

SES Sirius has confirmed that the Sirius 4 communications satellite is now in operation and has taken over all transmissions from Sirius 2 and Sirius 3. Sirius 4 is intended…

HD/Blu-Ray price slash

Manufacturers of high-definition DVD players are slashing prices in the US in an urgent pre-Christmas attempt to break the deadlock between two rival formats. The cost of key manufacturing components…

Portugal's RTP starts mobile HD

From Branislav Pekic in Rome Portuguese public broadcaster RTP has started transmitting its first TV channel in high definition for mobile phones. According to the head of the project, Carlos…

GlobeCast for HD launch of LUXE.TV

LUXE.TV, the first channel entirely dedicated to the world of luxury, called on GlobeCast for its launch on Sky in the United Kingdom. Produced and distributed in HD, LUXE.TV's signal…