itvITV has announced that it is “talking” to both Panasonic and Freesat about making its high definition content available to copy onto Blu-ray disc.
ITV’s HD output is being flagged with Copy Never codes to prevent it from being archived from Panasonic’s Blu-ray recorder onto disc. By comparison, the BBC gives its HD content a Copy Once tag, enabling a single copy to be transferred to Blu-ray disc from the device’s hard drive.

However, an ITV spokesman told Digital Spy: “We are talking to both Panasonic and Freesat in order to find a satisfactory solution for ITV HD content on the Blu-ray recorder which meets the terms of our programme rights contracts.”
ITV’s HD service was launched last year under an exclusive EPG carriage agreement with Freesat. However, it was recently revealed that Sky’s newly launched EPG has meant that its HD customers may also access the content.

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By Expat