Whoa, Europe. We thought only 5-percent of your HDTV owners even bothered to check out programming in high-def, right? Just days after Sony dished out a plethora of HDD / DVD recorders across the pond comes word that the firm is doubling the annual production capacity of BRAVIA LCD HDTVs in order to "meet growing demand in Europe." More specifically, the outfit is aiming to boost production from two million sets in 2007 to four million sets by the end of 2008, and its Nitra, Slovakia factory is all set to become its largest producer of LCD TVs worldwide. This also means that the amount of employees there will increase from 2,300 to 3,500 by December. Aside from expanding the capabilities of the aforementioned Nitra Technology Center, it will also construct a logistics facility nearby in order to better manage distribution. Now, if only content providers would give these obviously HD-hungry citizens something good to watch, the circle would be essentially complete.

[Via I4U News]