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Friday, February 03, 2006

Sky's HDTV football preview 

There's a fair bit of scepticism around HDTV in the UK with many punters thinking that it's just a way for TV manufacturers to get us to upgrade our kit. This is more the feeling in the UK as current picture quality is better than in the US because of the greater number of lines (625 vs. 525).

HDTV UK has a review of Sky's HDTV football preview and it sounds impressive. As Sky used football to grow from zero to eight million subscribers, it looks like they're hoping to do the same with HDTV. HDTV UK fails to do the usual discolsure bit, though: the Sun is owned by News International which is part of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation that also owns Sky.
Hi Mike

we did say

'Well I know the cynics among you are thinking, err Murdoch paper and Murdoch TV network, but trust me Jonathan is spot on - football really is amazing in high definition.'

So we did the disclosure bit.

Cheers for the link though and I agree with a lot of what you say
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