Eurosport HD in May
2008-03-10 17:43:27 | Rafał Tomasiak
25th May 2008 is the day that Eurosport HD will launch. At the same time Eurosport will change standard definition services from 4:3 to the 16:9 format. Eurosport HD will be a direct simulcast of the existing international feed.
Laurent-Eric Le Lay, Eurosport group chairman, says: “Sport, especially live is spectacular in high definition; it transforms the viewing experience for sports fans. As the leading sports TV channel in Europe and specialists in the live broadcast of big international sporting events, it’s a natural move for Eurosport to enrich its TV offer with high definition. Eurosport will offer as much native HD content as possible and will offer more step-by-step.”
Eurosport HD will first appear on digital platforms in Israel, Turkey, Portugal and the Nordic countries (Canal Digital will deliver the channel).