September 15, 2007

I can see clearly now – Ten announce HD channel

Posted in Network Ten at 11:56 am by Give Me The Remote

Really massive news today in the world of television with Network Ten announcing plans for their HD digital channel to launch in December this year.

Network Ten

Some of the highlights include:

  • 50 hours per week of programming viewers won’t see on the main TEN channel.
  • 11 hours of time-shifted programming per week, including TEN’s 5pm News.
  • Natural extensions of TEN’s big-event franchises, such as The Biggest Loser, Australian Idol, Big Brother and So You Think You Can Dance.
  • Themed nights such as “Sci-Fi Saturday”.
  • Showcasing the wonderful HD content from National Geographic (high-end documentaries).
  • Bringing the cinema into the lounge room; movies have never looked better at home Underscoring its premium status, on any digital-capable device TEN’s HD service is located at channel number 1 (from 1 October) and 12. TEN’s SD service is at 10 and the network’s video program guide at 11.

This is very excellent news. Lots more television for free.. in high definition. Now all I need is a high-def television (apparently Harvey Norman has 4 years interest free!).

40 Months Interest Free

Hot on the heels of Ten’s release, Channel 7 have announced that they will be launching their own HD channel later in the year.

Earlier this year, the Government loosened their digital restrictions and now allow networks to broadcast a separate HD channel on top of their regular digital. In 2009, networks may also broadcast another standard definition channel.

More choice. Choice!

Thanks to MediaSpy and enews.


1 Comment »

  1. […] Posted in Uncategorized at 6:06 pm by givemetheremote Big news from a couple of days ago was the announcement by Ten that they would begin broadcasting a new High Definition (HD) channel by the end of the year. Channel 7 quickly followed suit to and announced that they would do similar in the coming months. (Read the story here). […]

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