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Channel 4 will broadcast in HD on satellite channel 140 from December

Channel 4 will broadcast in HD on satellite channel 140 from De
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Sky subscribers and Freesat card holders will be able to view Channel 4 programmes in HD from December, Broadcast reports toady.

A wide range of programmes will be simulcast on channel 140, and will be the first permanent HD channel from a public service broadcaster.

C4's told Broadcast: "The launch represents ... an important ... service ... to the rapidly increasing number of HD viewers. [It will ] boost HD production for the benefit of producers of Channel 4 programmes ... [making them] more saleable in the international market."

Sky currently offers a dozen HDTV channels.

The Channel 4 HD channel will join the BBC's HD trial and be several months ahead of a limited ITV HD prime-time service.

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