Latest news on HD channels coming in 2009

Four new HD channels will be launching on Virgin Media early next year.

HD website HDTV UK is reporting “speaking at the 36th Annual Global Media and Communications conference, Berkett said that it would be launching four new HD channels… over the next three months”.

It’s widely thought two of those four new high definition channels will be ITV HD and Channel 4 HD. Other possibilities for the other two are Sky1 HD and Discovery HD.

At the moment Virgin Media only has one HD channel on its TV platform – BBC HD – and some high definition content available in On Demand. HD is available for anyone with a V+ set top box and an HD ready TV.

Further HD channels are thought to be launching later in 2009.