Channel 4 launches HD channel on SkyHigh definition service features Ugly Betty

11 December 2007

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Channel 4 has launched a high definition TV (HDTV) service on Sky.

Programmes will be the same as on Channel 4 but with a proportion produced and broadcast in high definition.

The new high definition content will include a selection of entertainment, music, movie and drama content, including Ugly Betty and classic and contemporary movies.

High definition programmes

The broadcaster says the number of programmes available in high definition will grow as the channel acquires and produces more high definition content.

It also confirmed that its teen-soap Hollyoaks will be available in high definition from spring 2008.

Rod Henwood, Director of New Business at Channel 4, said: ‘By launching the UK's first terrestrial simulcast service, we are living up to our reputation as an innovator in television and providing a unique service to our viewers.’

BBC launch

Channel 4 HD will be available without a subscription to viewers with a Sky HD box and active Sky viewing card. it can be found on channel 140.

Channel 4 HD joins the BBC’s high definition channel which launched earlier this month.