Singapore HDTV trial begins

Singapore begins its HDTV trial on the 18th June with the film The Lord of The Rings. 
The launch just before the Broadcast Asia 2006 conference is more importantly just in time for the FIFA World Cup and it has been reported that the lucky participants will have access to all 64 World Cup games as well as movies documentaries and other entertainment shows.
The signals will be made available  terrestrially by Media Corp and on the cable system by StarHub.
Recent information reports that the trial will have 2000 participant households receiving the HDTV signals, 1,000 by DTT and 1,000 by cable. The trial is expected to last for six months.
Source: DVB and Mediacorp
Item added: 6th June 2006