13th Street goes HD for France
13čme Rue, NBC Universal’s first thematic channel in France, has just started transmissions in HD.
13čme Rue started broadcasting ten years ago and is now available to Canal Plus/TPS viewers. It was the first Universal Studio channel in Europe. To “celebrate” this anniversary, 13čme Rue has launched its new HD channel through Thomson’s Technicolor Network Services business in France, which provides technical content preparation, management and distribution services to the channel. 13čme Rue, says Thomson, thus becomes the first TV channel to broadcast in native HD, i.e. content directly filmed in HD.
13čme Rue is now broadcast in European countries such as Spain, Germany and the Benelux nations.