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.
YouTube has begun testing a new system that will be capable of streaming high-resolution video and audio files via the website. This has been generating quite a buzz on message forums. Captured tests appear to use a H.264 MP4 encoding, meaning video sizes could range well over 80 MB.