TV 2 is to launch a high definition version on June 25, however so far the Norwegian commercial channel has only secured capacity on terrestrial platform Riks TV, in which it is a part owner.
TV 2 HD will be a direct simulcast on the main channel, and follows the launch of a dedicated HD channel by rival TV Norge. The public broadcaster NRK says it will launch a regular HD feed to coincide with the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.
The commercial channel has said it is important to maintain technological development, despite the current pressures on its finances.
HD programmes include live football, the Tour de France, and US series such as Grays Anatomy, Scrubs, Brothers & Sisters and Criminal Minds.