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Sky reveals Xmas HD highlights

November 5th, 2006 · No Comments

Sky has released details of its Christmas hi-def schedule. Highlights include the third series of US hit Lost and Terry Pratchett’s The Hogfather to be shown on Sky One HD; Sky Box Office HD will premiere X Men: The Last Stand and The Da Vinci Code, while Sky Movies HD is promising The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe and The Legend of Zoro plus the entire six episodes of Star Wars back to back in HD for the first time on television in the UK.
Sky Sports HD will show live Barclays Premiership, Coca Cola League, Carling Cup and UEFA Champions League football plus live Guinness Premiership Rugby in HD this December, a total of 25 live events. A further eight live Barclays Premiership games are live in HD on PREMPLUS.
The Sky-owned Artsworld HD will show the history of the Ballet Russes dance company on Christmas Day and the Rossini’s The Barber of Seville on 29 December.
Other HD channel highlights include: Eye of the Leopard made by husband and wife filmmakers Derek and Beverly Joubert (on National Geographic HD) and Lost Worlds Rameses’ Egyptian Empire on Christmas Eve and a two hour special Houdini: Unlocking The Mystery (both on The History Channel HD).

Tags: Broadcasting · High definition TV · Trade

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