Belgian pubcaster VRT to launch HD channel

Belgian public broadcaster said it will launch an HD channel to broadcast the Olympic Games in Beijing in HD quality. There is also a possibility the Dutch language broadcaster will transmit the Tour de France 2008 in HD.

The plan is that VRT will continue to operate an HD channel, but no concrete plans have been announced. Commercial Flemish broadcaster VTM already has an HD version of its regular SD channel; VT4 is expected to follow suit, especially since they own the Euro 2008 rights for the country.