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Granada HD for Chungwa

Granada International, part of the UK's largest commercial broadcaster ITV, has sold more than 300 hours of high definition programming to Chunghwa Telecom in Taiwan. The programming will be available…

Canal and TV Vlaanderen HDTV bouquet

SES Astra has launched a new High Definition (HD) bouquet on Astra targeting the Dutch and Belgian markets. CanalDigitaal and Belgian sister company, TV Vlaanderen, will broadcast their new HDTV…

US tax rebates will boost HD

Tax rebates will have an immediate impact on sales of high-definition TVs and personal computers this year, according to Parks Associates’ 'Consumer Electronics Purchases: Quarterly Monitor'. According to the study,…

Foxtel HD STB

Australian Pay-TV operator Foxtel’s next generation, high-definition set-top box is close to launching. Foxtel boss Kim Williams said he is “very confident” the launch of the new Foxtel HD+ service…

Freeview HD in 2009

Freeview viewers in some parts of the UK, who choose to upgrade their reception equipment, will be able to watch high definition TV channels as early as next year, according…

FCC gives more time for HD

Satellite companies gained a victory when the Federal Communications Commission voted to allow them to phase in a requirement that they carry all HD signals in any market where they…

29m blu-ray homes by year end

The blu-ray disc victory in its recent format war with HD-DVD will propel this technology into 29.4 million homes worldwide by the end of 2008, states research published by the…

BBC nets Wimbledon deal

BBC Sport has confirmed a new five-year contract giving the BBC the rights to broadcast the Wimbledon tennis tournament for a further five years from 2010 to 2014 inclusive. People…

SDV will boost HD

Switched Digital Video (SDV) technologies provide an excellent, long-term approach that is helping cable operators keep up the pace with expanding High Definition TV and super-high-speed data services, reports In-Stat.…

Envivio AVS video encoding in Shanghai

Envivio, technology provider of IP video convergence encoding solutions from mobile to HD, has revealed that its 4Caster C4 encoders are being used in extensive broadcast trials in Shanghai that,…

RRsat goes HD

RRsat Global Communications Network announced the inauguration of a new High Definition playout centre. The new facility is capable of providing end–to-end HD services, including high resolution graphics and Dolby…

Experts propose Advanced Digital Television Services

From Colin Mann in London A group of telco and broadcasting industry senior executives has revealed what it described as 'radical proposals' to increase significantly the number of HD services…

VOOM HD for Norway

VOOM HD Networks has launched the VOOM HD channel by Get, Norway's second leading cable television provider. Get, which has aggressively incorporated high-definition television into its evolving digital platform, will…

HD falters in Europe

The recent closure of two of Germany’s HDTV channels has cast a shadow over European hopes for a rapid transition to high definition, according to Strategy Analytics. The report concludes…

RAI, BBC and NHK to develop Ultra-HDTV

From Branislav Pekic in Rome Italian public broadcaster RAI has signed an agreement with its counterparts from the UK (BBC) and Japan (NHK) for joint research towards the development of…