International HD news roundup

Here at Engadget HD, we'd prefer not to just focus on high-def happenings in the US of A. Thus, we round up the best of the best from the international front each week and present it here, bundled together in a single, easy to digest list. If something went down in your corner of the globe over the past seven days (or few weeks,) let the rest of the world know it in comments. 'Til next week, Totsiens!

Read - Beijing to become first Chinese city to upgrade digital cable TV network
Read - China starts SD-HD simulcasting
Read - Beijing TV to roll out high definition program by end-Sept.
Read - Victorian Football League Grand Final Goes Live Across Australia In High Definition
Read - 'Hole' wins Venice 3-D film prize
Read - Canal Digitaal to Launch New HD Channels on ASTRA 23.5 Degrees East
Read - UK Broadcasters Want Freeview HD DRM'd To Tackle PVR Piracy
Read - Telecom New Zealand To Sell TiVo DVRs
Read - Foxtel to launch download service, 12 new channels
Read - Fox Sports 1, 2 and 3 head in to the High Definition era (Australia)
Read - MTS Allstream launches next-gen HDTV service (Canada)
Read - Freeview viewers reminded to retune (UK)
Read - Virgin Media brings Living content in HD (UK)
Read - Numericable launches MTV Box HD (France)
Read - GlobeCast deal delivers HD Champions League
Read - BBC Freeview DRM: The slightly less inflammatory truth