Canal Digitaal adds Bebe TV HD

By Robert Briel
October 8, 2009

During a special dealers day Dutch DTH platform Canal Digitaal Satelliet announced it will start to carry the Slovak based pre-school channel Bebe TV.

The channel will become available to HD subscribers of the operator from mid-October. Canal Digitaal also said it is negotiating with RTL and SBS about possible carriage of their HD channels. RTL is set to lauch this month, SBS has yet to set a date.

At the moment, Canal Digitaal only carries one national Dutch HD channel, Nederland 3 HD.

On cable, all thee national Dutch public channels (Nederland 1, 2 and 3) are available in HD, but very few programmes broadcast are in native HD. Both UPC and Ziggo as well as smaller operators are expected to start carrying the RTL HD simulcasts of all three channels, RTL4, RTL5, RTL7 and RTL8.