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High-definition television

Knowledge Identifier: $High-definition_television

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High-definition television

High-definition television provides a resolution that is substantially higher than that of standard-definition television.add

Category: Technology (10)

Launched in 1953.

Countries: United States (21%), (21%), Denmark (8%)

Main connections: BBC, MediaCorp Channel 5, Fox Broadcasting Company

Linked to: Advanced Television Systems Committee, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, DirecTV, Dish Network

 

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1953

Colour broadcasts started at similarly higher resolutions, first with the US NTSC color system in 1953, which was compatible with the earlier monochrome systems and therefore had the same 525 lines of resolution add something


1959

Airbrush - Though the earliest record of this type of cosmetic application dates back to the 1959 film version of Ben-Hur, it has recently been re-popularized by the advent of Hi-Definition Television and Digital Photography, wherein the camera sees more detail than ever before


1960

European standards did not follow until the 1960s, when the PAL and SECAM color systems were added to the monochrome 625 line broadcasts add something


1964

The Nippon H?s? Ky?kai began conducting research to "unlock the fundamental mechanism of video and sound interactions with the five human senses" in 1964, after the Tokyo Olympics add something


1972

Since 1972, International Telecommunication Union's radio telecommunications sector had been working on creating a global recommendation for Analog HDTV. These recommendations however did not fit in the broadcasting bands which could reach home users add something


1979

Zenith Electronics - In 1979, they entered the home computer market with the purchase of Heath Company and their H-8 computer kit; Zenith renamed Heath's computer division "'Zenith Data Systems"', and eventually sold ZDS and Heath to Groupe Bull in 1989 to raise money for HDTV research efforts


1989

Satellite test broadcasts started in 1989, with regular testing starting in 1991 and regular broadcasting of BS-9ch commencing on November 25, 1994, which featured commercial and NHK programming add something


1990

The first HDTV transmissions in Europe, albeit not direct-to-home, began in 1990, when the Italian broadcaster RAI and Japanese broadcaster NHK used the HD-MAC and MUSE HDTV technologies to broadcast the 1990 FIFA World Cup add something

 

The limited standardization of analog HDTV in the 1990s did not lead to global HDTV adoption as technical and economic constraints at the time did not permit HDTV to use bandwidths greater than normal television add something


1994

Field testing of HDTV at 199 sites in the United States was completed August 14, 1994 add something


1996

The first public HDTV broadcast in the United States occurred on July 23, 1996 when the Raleigh, North Carolina television station WRAL-HD began broadcasting from the existing tower of WRAL-TV south-east of Raleigh, winning a race to be first with the HD Model Station in Washington, D.C., which began broadcasting July 31, 1996 with the callsign WHD-TV, based out of the facilities of NBC owned and operated station WRC-TV add something


1998

The American Advanced Television Systems Committee HDTV system had its public launch on October 29, 1998, during the live coverage of astronaut John Glenn's return mission to space on board the Space Shuttle "Discovery" add something


1999

The Tonight Show - On April 26, 1999, the show started broadcasting in 1080i HDTV, becoming the first American nightly talk show to be shot in that format


2000

Since the formal adoption of digital video broadcasting's widescreen HDTV transmission modes in the early 2000s the 525-line NTSC systems as well as the European 625-line PAL and SECAM systems are now regarded as "standard definition" television systems add something

 

Plasma display - Until the early 2000s, plasma displays were the most popular choice for HDTV flat panel display as they had many benefits over LCDs


2001

Fox Broadcasting Company - Fox is the only commercial television network to air programs in widescreen that are not available in HD; programs produced in this format were identified as being presented in "Fox High Resolution Widescreen" from 2001 to 2006, but are currently unbranded, and are now confined solely to select reality programming


2003

Test transmissions had been active since the IBC exhibition in September 2003, but the New Year's Day broadcast marked the official launch of the HD1 channel, and the official start of direct-to-home HDTV in Europe add something


2004

Fox Broadcasting Company - Prior to the launch of its HD feed in 2004, some sitcoms and drama series were presented in this format, but now reality, talk, and game shows are only presented in the enhanced definition widescreen mode

 

The first regular broadcasts started on January 1, 2004 when the Belgian company Euro1080 launched the HD1 channel with the traditional Vienna New Year's Concert add something


2005

Swivel New Media - With the success of the service the company released a HD iteration in 2005 enabling a new generation of users to showcase full high-definition video from their websites


2006

BSkyB - Sky launched HDTV services in May 2006

 

Gorillaz - Palladia broadcast an Apollo Theater show in HDTV on 31 December 2006


2007

Big Talk Productions - All new programming produced by Big Talk has been filmed in High-Definition since 2007

 

Indianapolis 500 - In 2007 , the race was first broadcast in HD

 

MediaCorp Channel 5 - In 2007, HD5 was launched, and Channel 5 became the first terrestrial TV station in Singapore to broadcast in HD

 

Looney Tunes - On October 22, 2007, "Looney Tunes" and "Merrie Melodies" cartoons became available for the first time in High Definition via Microsoft's Xbox Live service, including some in Spanish

 

Yes (Israel) - On December 23, 2007, "yes" began broadcasting in High Definition


2008

Kanal 5 HD - "Kanal 5" was launched on January 1, 2008 and was officially called the first Danish HDTV channel

 

EinsFestival - From 21 to 24 March 2008, Einsfestival began HDTV test broadcasts via satellite and digital cable

 

Saints Row 2 - The "Pimp Your Crib" contest launched on July 17, 2008 for residents in the United States, offering prizes such as a 46" Samsung HDTV and a Logitech cordless precision controller


2009

Doctor Who - Starting with the 2009 special "Planet of the Dead", the series was filmed in 1080i for HDTV, and broadcast simultaneously on & BBC One and BBC HD

 

DR K - The names of the new digital channels were presented in March 2009: DR K, DR Ramasjang and DR HD together with the old DR1, DR2 and DR Update

 

Star TV (Turkey) - Star TV began broadcasting in HD on 21 May 2009

 

North State Communications - On May 28, 2009, North State announced the brand name Plex, which includes both landline and wireless telephone; high-speed Internet capable of 80 Mbits Down and 30Mbits Up; and Plex Advanced TV, a cable TV alternative using Internet Protocol with existing and expanded fiber optic lines capable of delivering HDTV and standard digital TV, as well as video on demand and digital music

 

Star TV (Turkey) - Star TV began broadcasting in HD on May 29, 2009

 

Multishow - On October 1, 2009, Multishow launched its HDTV channel, "'Multishow HD"'

 

In December 2009 the United Kingdom became the first European country to deploy high definition content using the new DVB-T2 transmission standard, as specified in the Digital TV Group D-book, on digital terrestrial television add something


2010

Mezzo TV - In 2010 it added a sister channel, Mezzo Live HD

 

Das Erste - Broadcast of "Das Erste HD" began in February 2010 with the coverage of the 2010 Winter Olympics

 

Fox Broadcasting Company - The final network show to convert to HD was "Family Guy" beginning with their September 26, 2010 episode


2011

Formula One - The & BBC subsequently announced later that day that their 2011 F1 coverage would be broadcast in HD which has been made immediately possible due to SIS LIVE, the provider of the BBC's F1 outside broadcast coverage, having already upgraded their technical facilities to HD as of the 2010 Belgian Grand Prix

 

Real Racing 2 - In April 2011, it was updated to take advantage of the iPad 2's mirroring function to utilize dual-screen gaming on a HDTV in 1080p

 

The Kennedys (miniseries) - The series was shown on the History Channel in April 2011 and in June 2011 & BBC 2 and BBC HD in the UK.

 

The Kennedys (miniseries) - Also in the UK, the BBC presented the series, beginning Friday, June 17, 2011, in both standard definition and HD

 

Middle East Broadcasting Center - In July 2011, MBC launched 7 of its channels in HD which includes MBC 1, MBC 2, MBC 4, MBC Action, MBC Max $MBC_Drama (MBC_Drama_(Middle_East)) and Alarabiya

 

Middle East Broadcasting Center - MBC has become regions first broadcaster to provide free to air HD channels by launching the HD versions of MBC1, MBC DRAMA, MBC4, MBC2, $MBC_MAX (MBC_Max), MBC ACTION and Al Arabiya channels in July 2011

 

Bank Television (Ukraine) - In August 2011, "Bank television" received air digital license in a national digital multiplex with the right to speak in HD ability


2012

Formula One - In March 2012, Sky launched a channel dedicated to F1, with an HD counterpart

 

Zee TV - An HD feed first became available in India, Zee TV HD launched in the US on September 5, 2012 on Dish Network

 

The Freeview HD service currently contains 4 HD channels and was rolled out region by region across the UK in accordance with the digital switchover process, finally being completed in October 2012 add something


2013

Fox Broadcasting Company - Also ran by Fox International Channels Greece: FOX, FOX Life, NatGeo , NatGeo Wild , NatGeo Adventure and Baby TV. In 2013 Senior Vice President of FOX International Channels Southeast Europe, Adam Theiler announce the creation of a new channel dedicated to cooking with local productions, the production of local documentaries and the HD development for FOX & FOXlife, because of the success of FOX International Channels in Greece

 

MediaCorp Channel 5 - Its sister channels Channel 8, Suria and Vasantham will be broadcast in HD in 2013

 

BBC - BBC HD was closed on 26 March 2013 and replaced with an HD simulcast of BBC Two, however flagship programmes, other channels and full funding for CBBC and CBeebies would be retained

 

BBC - Until 26 March 2013, a separate channel called BBC HD was available, in place of BBC Two HD

 

The Freeview HD service currently contains 4 HD channels and was rolled out region by region across the UK in accordance with the digital switchover process, finally being completed in October 2012 add something

 

The Freeview HD service currently contains 5 HD channels and was rolled out region by region across the UK in accordance with the digital switchover process, finally being completed in October 2012 add something


2014

Mario (franchise) - In 2014, "Mario Kart 8" for the Wii U introduced anti-gravity racing, ATVs, uploading highlights to YouTube, up to four local players in Grand Prix races, and is the first in the series to boast HD graphics

 

EinsPlus - ARD plans to launch an HD simulcast of "EinsPlus", along with "tagesschau24" and various regional channels, in January 2014

 

Channel 7 (Thailand) - With the start of digital terrestrial television broadcasting in Thailand, Channel 7 inaugurated its digital HD signal on 25 April 2014 on one of the multiplexes of the Royal Thai Army through Royal Thai Army Radio and Television Channel 5 at channel 35

 

Cartoon Network Arabic - A two-hour timeshift channel variant launched on June 30, 2014 via the My HD pay TV network

 

M-Net - For M-Net Series Showcase HD and M-Net Series Reality end the Broadcast in October 2014

 

Turner Classic Movies - As of mid November 2014, it appears TCM HD is actually broadcasting at least some content in native HDTV. Evidenced by full frame 4:3, 16:9, and wider screen aspect ratio content, which was previously shrunk slightly in both horizontal and vertical size, and the obviously now in HD bumper segments with Robert Osborne and Ben Mankiewicz

 

Foxtel - In November 2014, Foxtel adds 2 new SD channels, 9 new HD channels and rebrands 2 sport channels to satellite and cable subscribers


2015

SES S.A. - As of the end of 2015, SES satellites carried 7,268 TV channels, including 2,230 High Definition TV channels

 

Colors (TV channel) - On 31 July 2015, it launched Colors Infinity and its HD version

 

Dominican Republic - The country's commercial radio stations and television stations are in the process of transferring to the digital spectrum, via HD Radio and HDTV after officially adopting ATSC as the digital medium in the country with a switch-off of analog transmission by September 2015

 

Cartoon Network Arabic - In December 2015, Turner Broadcasting System entered an exclusivity deal with the Qatar-based beIN Media Group, and the channel's HD version was moved to be exclusively part of the latter's beIN Network service, alongside the English Cartoon Network and other Turner-owned channels, as of January 1, 2016


2016

Cartoon Network Arabic - Cartoon Network Arabic is considered a free alternative to Cartoon Network MENA and Boomerang MENA, two pay TV channels offered in the Arab League in HD and in both English and Arabic exclusively on beIN Network since July 1, 2016, despite the varying differences in programming, schedules, and available languages

 

DR K - The channel switched from SD broadcasting to 720p HD in December 2016 on the digital terrestrial television network, followed by cable networks in early 2017


2017

Cartoon Network Arabic - On January 12, 2017, the channel was converted to HD, in addition to rebranding to the Dimensional package, as seen on the U.S. channel since 2016

 

YouSee - As of March 2017, YouSee offers 103 channels, of which 66 are in HD

 

MediaCorp Channel 5 - On March 2017, due to the digital terrestrial television availability nationwide, HD5 was discontinued in favour of Channel 5 HD.

 

MediaCorp Channel 5 - On 1 March 2017, due to the digital terrestrial television availability nationwide, HD5 was discontinued in favour of Channel 5 HD.

 

Naruto - On June 1, 2017, it was announced that an HD remaster version of the original "Naruto" television anime series would debut on Japanese TV on June 24, starting with the show's first episode


2018

YouSee - As of April 2018, YouSee offers 103 channels, of which 72 are in HD