After a harsh lesson learned during the Winter Olympics, we now know that the quality of our international HDTV viewing is almost totally in the hands of the host broadcaster. In the case of the upcoming World Cup action in Germany, those appear to be very very good hands.

Check out Host Broadcast Services official website for more details on how they plan to showcase high definition this summer (whether or not people in Europe have HDTVs to watch it on), Also be sure to take a look at thier Widescreen HDTV FAQ. With a minimum of 20 high def cameras on each match producing the action in 1080i/50, we should finally have a good reason to watch the other football.