Solent TV confirms Sky launch

skySolent TV has announced that it plans to launch on Sky on January 15, 2007. The channel first planned to launch on the satellite platform in March earlier this year; however, those plans were abandoned in February. “After the set back earlier this year, staff at the station have been working on the launch in earnest,” the station said in a statement. “International television specialists Broadcast Networks have been heavily involved with the plans along with Sony.”

Broadcast Networks has upgraded Solent’s broadcast centre in Newport to an end-to-end high definition solution. Material will be captured on Sony XDCAM HD cameras and played out on an HD-capable playout system from Miranda. Solent will begin test transmissions on December 4, 2006.

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