Advanced Television

UHD

MTV launching pan-Euro HD feed

MTV Networks International will launch the company’s first pan-European high-definition feed next year. With content drawn from MTV, VH1 and Nickelodeon, the channel will be operated by MTVNI’s emerging markets group. It joins MTVNI’s other pan-regional European services: MTV European, VH1 European and VH1 Classic European.

September 20, 2007

MGM HD on DirecTV

Hollywood film studio MGM is set to launch a new 24/7 network delivering a library of classic and contemporary films on demand in high definition. MGM HD will launch this Autumn on DirecTV. MGM is believed to be the first leading Hollywood studio to launch a standalone HD channel, which it hopes will generate a […]

September 20, 2007

Channel 4 HD on Sky

Channel 4 is set to become the first UK terrestrial broadcaster to offer a high definition simulcast of its main channel on the Sky platform. Scheduled to be available from December 2007, Channel 4 HD will allow Sky HD customers to watch HD versions of select Channel 4 shows. There are plans to make it […]

September 20, 2007

Ofcom: BBC HD channel OK

Ofcom's Market Impact Assessment (MIA) has ruled that the BBC's plans to introduce a new mixed genre digital TV channel in high definition format, available free-to-view without advertising, is unlikely to have significant negative market impacts. Audiences would have the opportunity to access the BBC's proposed HD channel on all digital television platforms – digital […]

September 19, 2007

Philips HDTV for Canalsat

Philips has been selected by Canalsat to supply high definition set-top boxes to the French digital satellite operator. From October, Canalsat subscribers will be given Philips dual HD digital satellite receivers, allowing them to access a range of entertainment, including sport and movies, as well as new interactive services for accessing on-demand content. In addition, […]

September 14, 2007

DirecTV IP for MDUs

DirecTV and Thomson are launching the first satellite TV distribution system for multi-dwelling units (MDU) using IP technology. The introduction of DirecTV's MFH3 (Multi-Family Housing version 3) distribution system, jointly developed with Thomson, is timed to support the satcaster's highly-anticipated HD expansion later this year. The DirecTV MFH3 system, designed to solve satellite distribution issues […]

September 12, 2007

Philips chief: HD take up slower than expected

High-definition video viewing is developing slower than the industry had expected, held back by a lack of HD content and competition between rival standards, according to Rudy Provoost, chief executive of electronics company Philips. Provoost said the Blu-ray format developed by Philips and Sony is prevailing in its battle with a competing format HD DVD […]

August 31, 2007

Sony relies on HD

Sony unveiled 15 new flat TVs and a new remote control for the domestic market on as a part of a world-wide effort to win back market share during the year-end shopping season. The world’s second-largest maker of liquid LCD TVs, is struggling to catch up to South Korea’s Samsung. Sony hopes its new 40-inch […]

August 30, 2007

DISH HD DVR

EchoStar took the wraps off of its latest high definition DVR hoping to capitalize on the company’s success of its previous digital video recorder model. DISH Network’s new ViP722 HD DVR is the advanced version of the company’s award-winning ViP622 and is designed to complement the satcaster’s growing lineup of high definition programming.Similar to the […]

August 20, 2007