The Austrian public broadcaster ORF will launch its second HD channel on December 5, when it will start simulcasts of ORF 2 HD.
Some programming will be in native HD, with all remaining programming being upscaled.
On December 5, ORF will broadcast Joseph Haydns Il mondo della luna live from a theatre in Vienna.
The broadcaster has said ORF 2 HD will be available on the nation’s cable networks, as well as on the digital DTH platform on Astra.
ORF 1 HD started broadcasting in June 2008.
The current SD distribution of the two main ORF channels will remain unchanged.
The broadcasts will take place in DVB-S2, with a resultion of 720p/50 and in the MPEG-4/AVC format.