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S4C to broadcast in High Definition

17/10/2008

Following today's announcement by Ofcom that it is to reserve capacity for S4C and Channel 4 to broadcast new High Definition (HD) services on digital terrestrial television, the broadcasters issued the following joint statement:

"We are very pleased that Channel 4 and S4C’s joint bid for a HD slot on the Freeview platform has been successful. This will enable Channel 4 to launch a High Definition simulcast of Channel 4 across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland by late 2009 with S4C providing a simulcast of its service in high definition in Wales."

"We believe that the provision of HD channels on Freeview is an essential component to ensure the platform remains competitive in a fully digital world and we look forward to working with the key stakeholders to implement our plans."

To read the Ofcom news release, go to the following link:

http://www.ofcom.org.uk/media/news/2008/10/nr_20081017

Issued by S4C Communications.

For further details, please call 029 2074 1416.

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