Sky says it will be broadcasting the first live HD concert later this summer. It won’t be T in the Park, Foo Fighters or the Eden sessions, though, we’re afraid, but an ex-Take That warbler with a penchant for pies.
Robbie Williams’ Close Encounters gig from Leeds will be shown on Sky One HD on September 9th, and will serve up stadium sing-a-longs in 5.1 surround sound.
At least it heralds a growing variety in Sky’s HD content – it recently announced it’ll be showing the Ryder Cup in high-def from 22nd September, and there’s plenty of other content from Sky Movies, Discovery and movies from Sky Box Office.
There isn’t such a feast of content over in Telewest land, although it does have the trump card of offering both the BBC and ITV’s trial channels. This will continue after the World Cup, and will be joined by more on-demand movies and some new content from the History channel.
The TVDrive also works out slightly cheaper – it’s available from £10 per month, whereas Sky’s HD content costs an extra tenner on top of your existing subscription, and can lead to a monthly bill of over £50 if you want all HD channels.