MTVN HD rebrands as MTV Live HD

MTVN HD was rebranded as MTV Live HD on Monday 23rd April to bring it in line with other countries which rebranded last year.

MTV Live HD is available on Sky channel 358 and there is also a standard definition version of the channel on Sky channel 386 for non-HD customers.

MTV Live HD also appears on Virgin Media channel 310.


BBC to launch 24 live channels for the Olympics

BBC - The Olympic Broadcaster24 live channels will be launched by the BBC for use over the London 2012 Olympics this summer.

The temporary channels will be made available to cable and satellite (Sky and Freesat) and will be available in HD as well as SD.

The BBC’s director of London Roger Mosey said “the aim is that you’d be able to pick from watching BBC Olympics 1 right through to BBC Olympics 24 with full programme guides and the ability to record your favourite sports… not every platform will be able to accommodate such a huge technical offer, which amounts to 48 channels in total if you count 24 SD (Standard Definition) plus 24 HD”.