ITV has signed a deal with Telewest to show all of its world cup footie games in HD on the cable platform. Only Telewest (plus a group of terrestrial HD triallists) will be screening all the games in HD but you will need the company’s TVDrive – an HD ready Personal Video Recorder – to tune in. This will cost you between £10 and £15 per month. Alternatively you can watch BBC games on satellite – click here for the full story.
For those who don’t like football, Telewest will also be screening HD content through a deal with ITV’s programming subsidiary, Granada International (GI). This incudes Agatha Christie’s Poirot specials Death on the Nile and Murder in Mesopotamia. Meanwhile ITV has confirmed it is launching a six month trial of HD over DTT (Digital Terrestrial TV) platform starting in the London area this summer.
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