Nine launches HD service

Nine Network launched its high-definition service, Nine-HD, on the 17th March 2008.
The new service will provide a simulcast of the existing Nine service with 12 hours per week of different programme content.Seven-HD and Ten-HD both launched their HD services last year and each provide over 40 hours per week of different programming per week compared with their standard-definition services.
Nine executives say that the audience for stand-alone HD are still too small and that they are waiting to launch more SDTV channels, when the current regulations allow after January 2009.
Source: Rapid TV News
Item added: 23rd March 2008