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Netribution's HDTV UK Guide

Several years after it launched in the US and Japan High Definition Television, or HDTV, is finally set to arrive in Europe. The stores are full of HD ready flat screen sets (plasma and LCD) and projection systems, the transmission standards have been agreed. All that is lacking now is HDTV content and that is building fast. This is the Netribution Guide to where you will find HDTV and when.

UK High Def Penetration Increases

HDTV is rapidly gaining ground with British TV viewers. According to industry monitors GFK it is estimated that almost one-third of all flat-screen sets sold in the UK in September were ‘HD Ready.’

Propellor TV Hits the Airwaves Tonight

A new TV Channel propels Itself into the airwaves On Sky Tonight. Propellor TV takes a step into the unknown showcasing the work of independent film makers and student talent launches in Yorkshire tonight, where it can be seen on Sky 289.

Ten Alps Buys Drama Indie

Factual indeoendent producer Ten Alps is moving into drama by acquiring Cottage Industry Productions while also launching Ten Alps Drama. Jo Willett, Cottage Industry's exec producer and former drama chief at Wall to Wall has signed a service contract with Ten Alps subsidiary Ten Alps TV, joining as head of Ten Alps Drama. Ten Alps paid almost £75,000 in cash for the company.  

CBBC Puts Bite On New Kids Drama

CBBC drama commissioner Jon East has ordered five new kids TV dramas...

Out-of-Town Creatives Gain Ch4 Awards

Channel 4 has judged Manchester, Brighton and Liverpool as creative cities, with Birmingham specially awarded, by handing out their annual Creative City Awards to production companies based there.

BBC's Drama Push Moves To Scotland

A BBC move promoting executive producer Anne Mensah to oversee drama production in Scotland is the latest step to boost drama in the nations and Regions following a pledge from Director of Television Jana Bennett two months ago.