NBC Universal Global Networks has launched an HD version of 13ème Rue (13th Street) into the French market. The standard definition service launched ten years ago and was the first TV channel to be launched directly into France by Universal.
Thomson, through its Technicolor Network Services business in France, is providing content preparation, management and distribution services that enable
the new HD channel.
It is planned that NBC Universal’s sister service Sci-Fi will launch its HD service during 2008.