Portugal has new HD sport channel

Sport TV HD is the name of Portugal's new sports TV channel beginning transmissions on January 1. The channel will replace Sport TV.1 HD which is a test version of the new service.

With nearly 60 weekly programs it will be a different channel according to its management because it will broadcast in simulcast with its own programming schedule.

In its programming schedule there will mainly be soccer (Liga Sagres, English and Italian leagues, Spain's League, the French and German Leagues and also the Champions League).

But the channel will also offer the NBA and NHL leagues as well as motor racing.

Sport TV HD will be offered by the Zon TV Cabo, Meo and Clix pay-TV operators but will also broadcast in-the-clear all January for all subscribers to the 'Sport TV' package.