Sky Italia adds 13 HD channels
January 26, 2012

Sky Italia is to add 13 HD channels to its offering, taking the total HD channels on the platform to 52.

New channels include Extreme Sports Channel HD and MTV Live HD, which will launch on February 1. At the same time, the pay TV operator will add HD versions of Fox Life, Real Time, Eurosport2, ESPN America, Discovery Science, Discovery Travel & Living, History, Nat Geo Wild, Gambero Rosso and Disney Channel. Nat Geo Adventure meanwhile will available only in HD, with the standard definition version to be withdrawn from the platform.

Sky said that over 70% of its five million-strong subscriber base now took the HD service.