Kanal 5 is to become the first Danish channel to launch an HD version of its broadcasts. The SBS-owned channel will be distributed on the cross platform Canal Digital and YouSee (the former TDC Kabel TV).
The HD output will lean heavily on imported US series, however SBS is also investing in original local production including Comedy Kuren starring comedians Henrik Bruhn and Anders Matthesen, which is expected to be the first local HD show.
US series available to Kanal 5 include CSI, CSI: Miami, CSI: New York, Criminal Minds and Numb3rs. It also has the rights to screen a number of movies in HD including Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Ocean’s Twelve, The Last Samurai and The Terminal.