Fox News Channel launches in HD

Monday, May 5 2008, 08:59 BST

A high definition version of Fox News Channel began broadcasting in the US at the end of last week.

According to Fox, the service will be a simulcast of the original but with additional headlines and content overlayed in a "HD wing".

Initially the channel will be carried exclusively by Time Warner Cable in San Antonio, Texas, and several areas of New York.

Tim Carry, Fox News svp of affiliate relations, said: "We look forward to Fox News HD further enhancing the overall viewing experience of the number one cable news channel by delivering content through state-of-the-art technology."

Last year it was reported the channel would also be carried on DirecTV's US digital satellite service.