Canal Digital is extending its high definition TV service to Denmark. The cable, satellite and IPTV operator is launching a nationwide campaign on April 16. Danish viewers will initially have a five channel service available, comprising the premium channels Canal+ Film HD and Canal+ Sport HD; and basic channels Discovery, National Geographic and Voom. It is hoped to expand the package to 10 channels by the end of 2008. The initial supply of set-top boxes, manufactured by Force and Grundig, have now been replaced by a dedicated unit from Sagem.
The HD channels are being offered free to subscribers for the first six months of operation.
Canal Digital has already launched HD services in Norway and Sweden.