Rounding Up HD News: Penthouse and Robin Hood Get Broader HD Treatment

Jun 5, 2008  •  Post A Comment

BBC America to Launch HD Channel With ‘Robin Hood’
BBC America will launch its high-definition channel with broadcasts of its “Robin Hood” series this fall, Multichannel News reports, citing a trade advertisement. BBC America is airing an HD version of its “Torchwood” series on Mark Cuban’s HDNet, Multichannel News says.
Penthouse VOD HD Recipients Growing Fast
Penthouse TV says its high-definition video-on-demand service is in 17 million U.S. homes, up from about 2 million when the service launched six months ago, Web site TVPredictions.com reports, citing Penthouse parent New Frontier Media.
Voom Says Dish Toss Cost More Than $1 Bil
Cablevision’s Voom HD network said last week in an amended complaint that Dish Network’s removal of Voom’s high-definition channel suite cost the company more than $1 billion, Multichannel News reports. Dish, which as EchoStar signed a 15-year agreement with Voom in 2005, declined to comment, Multichannel News says.
Wireless HD to Be Included in Audio-Video Equipment by 2011
Audio-video equipment will support wireless transmission of high-definition content by 2011, EE Times reports. Demand for such functions will increase as more people mount their flat-screen HDTVs to their walls and want to avoid running HDMI cables to them, EE Times says.
CBS’ Web Video Player to Go HD
CBS will upgrade the video player for its Web site to full high-definition quality while allowing customers full-screen viewing, Broadcasting & Cable reports. Such changes will be made within a few months, B&C says, citing a CBS representative.
DirecTV Debuts HD Series to Aid Medical Research
DirecTV this week debuts a high-definition travel show on its The 101 channel as part of an effort to raise money to fight Parkinson’s disease. “Odyssey: Driving Around the World” features seven people driving across four continents and has already raised more than $100,000 for research.


  1. Wow ..where are these HD channels for me ! I’m in St Augustine, we have comcast…Penthouse VOB HD? whohoo

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