HDTV UK reports on how they’ve seen some of the latest offerings by Telewest, as they vie to enter the HDTV market:
Among the first HD programmes be offered to Telewest viewers is Pride, the BBC’s live action/CGI documentary style programme that focuses on the lives of a group of young lions. It looks superb in High Definition with the rich colours of the African plains complementing the superb level of detail of the animals’ faces and bodies.
Pride is shown in 1080i the higher definition of the two HDTV formats and Telewest says that many of its programmes will be screened in this format. Not all of Telewest HD offering looks quite as good as Pride though. Several of the programmes have been upscaled to HD while others are classic series like The House of Cards which have been remastered for HD. The company wil launch movies in HD early in 2006.