ITV has bagged the free-to-air UK rights to show the James Bond films in HD, bringing one of the most famous film franchises to British audiences on a non-subscription channel.
Ofcom has backed the BBC's proposal to use DRM to protect some of its HD shows from multiple copying, with high value film and drama content set for a copying lockdown.
It was billed as the first-ever World Cup in HD but those who watched Saturday's England V USA game in HD wouldn't have seen Steven Gerrard's goal live as the channel cut to adverts instead.
Virgin Media has officially announced that ITV HD will be coming to the platform from April 2, allowing subscribers to watch all World Cup matches in high definition.
ITV will relaunch its high definition channel as ITV1 HD when it launches on Freeview HD at the end of this year.
Panasonic says that it is confident that it can persuade ITV HD to allow Freesat+ Blu-ray recorder owners to dub its hi-def programmes to Blu-ray. As HCC exclusively revealed last week, all ITV HD material is currently flagged Copy Never, regardless of age or content type.
The recession could well affect funding for free-to-air HD broadcasting, with both ITV and Channel 4 anxiously in talks regarding just how the HD broadcast are going to be funded.
Freesat has gone from strength to strength in the year it's been around. Celebrating its first birthday today, the service has offered a viable alternative to Sky, integrated itself into a number of HDTVs and reached the 400,000 sales mark in the UK.
While it was only launched last month, Freesat is already looking like a serious option for consumers looking for HD content. This has been cemented further with the announcement today that the free-to-air service is to launch ITV HD this Saturday