Amazon has officially announced “Instant HD” videos on its online streaming service. Users can now watch a selection of over 500 HD movies and TV shows available on Amazon.com. HD movies are selling for $3.99 to $4.99, while an episode of an HD TV shows is selling for $2.99.
PBS’ HD On-demand programming service will be available to Comcast subscribers in a move to offer up even more programming to its digital cable customers. Many popular shows from PBS will be available On Demand, including “History Detectives”, “Nova”, “Antiques Roadshow”, and “Masterpiece”.
Apple announced that iTunes customers can now download, to purchase or rent, HD versions of some of today’s top blockbusters. Within 30 days of their release, new movies will be available in the iTunes Movie Rentals in HD store for $4.99, and they will also be available to purchase for $19.99.
Many families in the US have made the switch to High-Definition TVs, but a new report by In-Stat reveals that there is a large gap between the households that own an HDTV and those that actually receive HD programming.