BBC and ITV to offer HDTV via satellite?

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BBC and ITV are to team up to offer a satellite delivered free digital service for all those who can’t access the Freeview digital terrestrial signals. Freesat is likely to launch in the early part of next year which oddly enough should see it hitting the space birds at the same time that Sky’s HD service debuts. It doesn’t take too much of a genius to realise that the chances of the BBC and ITV putting high definition programming on the satellites are pretty high. Both companies have plenty of HD footage to screen and both are dead keen that Sky doesn’t grab all the HD limelight and the public knows that they are into the format too.

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