UKTV is to launch its first two HD channels—Good Food HD and Eden HD. Both channels will be available on Sky in Q3 and Q4 respectively.
Good Food HD launches on the 31st August and will simulcast from 5am -11pm. A total of 267 hours of content has been ordered for the channel including the premiere of a third series of Man v Food and the UK premiere of shows Good Chef Bad Chef (series 2), Top Chef Masters (series 2) and Neven's Home Chef.
Eden HD will launch in early October and will simulcast from 9am to 3am. Eden HD will add Great Rift and South Pacific to complement titles including Life, Wild China and Planet Earth.
Commenting on the deal, Keith Porritt, Executive Director, Commercial and joint Acting CEO, says, "I'm delighted that we are able to give fans our viewers an enhanced viewing experience of Good Food and Eden. Both channels have an enviable schedule which viewers can now enjoy in the stunning picture quality that HD offers—whether that is home grown commissions such as Ronnie Corbett's Supper Club or the best of the BBC's natural history programming including Wild China and Planet Earth."
Hilary Perchard, Sky's Director of Product Management, adds: "We are pleased to welcome UKTV's first two high definition channels to Sky's ever-expanding HD stable. With these new additions, Sky continues to lead the way in high definition, with Sky+HD customers enjoying the most comprehensive selection on high-quality content available."
DTG Staff | 09.08.2010