Sky’s expands HD movie service
Sky HD is one year old – and to celebrate, the company is expanding the number of movies available in high definition.
Sky has announced that it has now secured HD films for Sky Movies HD1 and HD2 from all the major Hollywood studios. Movies from the Warner Bros. Entertainment library including Syriana, V For Vendetta and Firewall, distributed by Warner Bros. International Television will now be available to Sky’s 250,000 HD customers.
Sky has also confirmed that next year 90 per cent of original commission’s for Sky One will be made in HD, while two thirds of all prime-time shows on Sky One will be available in HD by Christmas 2008.
Forthcoming HD highlights include United 93 and X-Men: The Last Stand on Sky Movies HD, 24 and Lost on Sky One HD, The UEFA Champions League Final, Majors golf, England’s summer Test matches against the West Indies and India, and the Royal International Horse Show at Hickstead on Sky Sports HD and live coverage of The Guardian Hay Festival on Sky Arts HD.