Companies push to be first with HDTV

BSkyB has revealed more details of its upcoming HDTV line-up according to a Digital Spy article on November 22nd.
Sky Sports HD, Sky Movies and Artsworld will be broadcast in HD as well as Sky One which will be simulcast. Other broadcasters such as Discovery, National Geographic and the BBC are also expected to launch HD channels broadcast using MPEG-4 / H.264 compression and using DVB-S2 transmission technology.
With Sky likely to launch in April 2006, cable operator, Telewest is attempting to be the first to launch HD in the UK, starting before the end of the first quarter of 2006 on its cable network.
Source: digital spy
Item added: 29th November 2005