R launches high-quality HD offer

Iñaki Ferreras ©RapidTVNews | 31-05-2012

Northern Spain cable operator R is to launch a package of eleven ‘real’ HDTV channels taking up to 15 Megabits, triple the bandwidth used by the DTT HD channels.

Executives at the operator say that they wish to offer a high quality HDTV service and to that end have switched off certain existing frequencies in order to give its new HD offerings enough space for such transmissions.
R will offer a total of 11 thematic channels in HD including Gol TV HD, FOX HD, Cosmo HD, AXN HD, National Geographic Channel HD, Calle 13 HD, SyFy HD, NatGeo Wild HD, Sundance Channel HD, Disney Channel HD and Disney Cinemagic HD.

The operator will also offer a service based on personal recording (PVR) and a decoder media centre to play film and music.