RTP HD starts as ZON exclusive

RTP HD is to commence broadcasting on August 8 in order to screen coverage of the Olympic Games.

The channel will broadcast live from Beijing for 16 hours a day and is exclusive to ZON cable TV. There is no additional charge to those viewers already in possession of ZONís HD capable personal video recorder.

The Portuguese public broadcasterís channel joins stations already on-air from MOV HD, National Geographic HD and Sport TV HD. From the beginning of September a fifth channel will be introduced in TV Cine HD.
In addition to its HD service, RTP will also offer coverage on RTP1 and RTP2, the internet and mobile phones.