Sky News is to launch a new HD channel. Sky News HD will be the first UK news channel to broadcast in HD, according to the broadcaster.
The launch of Sky News HD is scheduled to take place in Spring 2010 following an upgrade to studios, production facilities and newsgathering operations in the UK and overseas.
Sky News HD will be simulcast alongside Sky News’ existing standard definition channel, and include an updated HD studio, HD resources in the field and HD graphics capable of delivering a 3D look on-air.

Jeremy Darroch, Sky’s Chief Executive, said: “Sky News continues to break new ground in television news and it’s only natural for it to become the first UK news channel to launch in HD. It’s great news for our Sky+HD customers, giving them access to award-winning breaking news in HD for the very first time and further expanding the choice on offer.”
Head of Sky News John Ryley adds: “As well as enhanced studio presentation and compelling on-air graphics, news is also about the drama of human emotion: from keynote speeches and police news conferences to picket lines and joyful crowds at ceremonial events, HD is an opportunity to bring our viewers much closer to events, building on one of Sky News’ existing strengths, and we’re delighted that we can now announce we will be working towards launching this exciting new service next year.”

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By Expat