ITV1 HD - will start in April and ends the regular broadcast on Eurobird 1
British television ITV today confirmed that its new channel ITV1 will launch regular HD broadcasts 2nd April 2010. The program will be available from the beginning platforms Sky Digital (satellite), Freese (satellite) and Virgin Media (cable TV).
From 2 April 2010 will be subscribers of British Sky and Virgin Media have access to another program in high definition televisions (HDTVs) - ITV1 HD, which will be simultaneously broadcast the same content as the ITV1 channel in standard definition. For customers it will Freesatu extension services. ITV1 HD was still offered as a "complementary channel, which aired only in the time available native HD content. The remainder was spread by a text screen with information about the service unavailable. In practice, the program will be transformed into a broadcast in which Czech TV Nova, for example - shows broadcast in native HD format, the remaining contents calculated from the SD signal.
With the change in programming concept ITV1 HD will change in the satellite distribution. Program ITV1 HD will move from the current satellite Eurobird 1 (28.5 ° E) on the satellite transponder on Astra 2D (28.2 ° E). In addition to changes in parameters will narrow income coverage to the British Islands and vicinity. Receive program will be possible in the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic with parabolic larger dimensions with an uncertain outcome of income.
ITV1 HD will bring in native HD format, live broadcasts from the World Cup, which takes place in the summer in South Africa. Besides football, the audience can look forward to dramatic works such as Father and Son, Identity and The Prisoner. The program has already viewers can now tune in to DVB-T on the British Isles.
ITV1 HD will be available at no additional charge to the Virgin Media XL TV programming package.
ITV television director, channels and on-line services to Peter Fincham said, "The availability of HD content is something that viewers expect as standard, and are approaching World Cup in 2010, I am glad that we could begin our new channel ITV1 HD on all major platforms. "
"All of our products will benefit from excellent image quality with high resolution, which offers, whether it's the original ITV drama, events or direct football broadcasts," he added.
ITV1 HD satellite broadcasts while on Eurobird 1 (28.5°E) freq 11.426 GHz, pol H SR 27500, FEC 2/3. Since April, spread by satellite Astra 2D (28.2°E) freq 10.832 GHz, pol H SR 22000, FEC 5/6, DVB-S. It is interesting that the current broadcasting ITV1 HD broadcasts were difficult due to abnormal adjustable commonly sold on some receivers. The program also was part of the offer Sky Digital.
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