Channel 4 to offer HD programming via Sky

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  1. The News Bot

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    Sky has announced that Channel 4 is set to become the first terrestrial broadcaster to offer a high def simulcast of its main channel on the Sky HD platform. Reckoned to launch in December, the Channel 4 HD service will apparently take in shows from a range of genres - though sadly we...

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    Be nice to see them add an HD version of Film 4 as well :smashin:
     
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    BBC HD confirmed a service today (beyond the trial) to come in the future also. I might now actually get sky HD in . Come the rest of terrestrial, get the finger out and start HD simulcasts.
     
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    I wonder if this will be free HD like BBC HD, if so i may well tell sky where to shove their tenner.:eek::eek::eek:
     
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    This is all good news in my opinion. The more broadcasters the better = more production companies delivering in HD?
    Bring it on

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    as it says in the report, sky viewing card required...therefore it will not be free
     
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    I Wonder if Virgin Media will carry this? Hope so getting sick of 1 HD Channel ;(
     
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    At least it's only a one off cost instead of a monthly subscription;)
     
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    I don`t think it will be, bbc has to be free as it is paid for with the licence fee, however i suspect sky will take full advantage and only include it with the hd subscription.
     
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    I've currently got an HD subscription which I'm generally pleased with. I was thinking that further down the line and with other free to air channels being broadcast in HD I might well cancel with Sky and use my equipment to pick these channels up in HD. Expect this will be a couple of years off but I hope you're wrong and I can still pick them up without a Sky sub. It would be very difficult now to go back to watching SD TV, in fact we don't generally watch anything unless it's in HD which isn't a bad thing as we don't seem to have soaps on in the house anymore!:clap:

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