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International HD news roundup

Darren Murph

We're not quite sure what kind of high-def party went down overseas this past week, but boy, was it a big one. We've got more HD news bits from the international scene than we can even count this week, but we'll mention a few of the highlights before passing you on to the absurdly long list of read links below. In no particular order, BSkyB is celebrating its 20th anniversary by pledging to invest heavily in "new technologies," the German Blu-ray player market exhibited "dynamic growth" in Q4 2008, VOOM HD has zoomed down to Latin America and the Sky+HD box saw its price drop to just £49. Trust us, there's lots more to dabble in below -- enjoy!

Read - Rush HD expands UK distribution on BSkyB
Read - NBC launches SciFi channel in HD
Read - BSkyB celebrates 20th anniversary
Read - UK home entertainment industry launches Blu-ray info web site
Read - German Blu-ray Player market exhibits dynamic growth in Q4 2008
Read - Freeview moves ahead of Sky TV in HD race
Read - HD finally comes to UK iTunes with cult hit Lost
Read - D-BOX concludes an agreement in Europe with French film editor EMYLIA
Read - VOOM HD Heads to Latin America
Read - BSkyB looks to high-definition for bright future
Read - Sky+HD price dropped to £49
Read - CTV Goes High Definition in Calgary
Read - Freesat tops 200,000 sales since launch
Read - Eutelsat's Eurobird expands capacity

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