The culture channel BravaHDTV has started test transissions on the CAIW cable network in The Netherlands. It is an initiative of Jur Bron and Gerard Ardesch, the people behind the Dutch music channel TV Oranje.
BravaHDTV specialises in classical music, ballet, operette and opera and will be carried on the planned Canal Digitaal HD bouquet to be launched later this year. Other distribution contracts are expected to be closed during the next few months.
BravaHDTV will broadcast in Full HD (1920 x 1080) and Dolby Surround around the clock. Funding will be by subscription fees rather than advertising.