Nine has made a very exciting announcement from next year the network will broadcast in HD.
From Thursday, November 26, Channel Nine will be simulcast in high definition (HD).
Australia’s most loved programs and sporting events, including the upcoming summer of cricket and the 2016 NRL season, will be beamed into households across the nation on Channel Nine in stunning high definition.
The commencement of Nine’s HD broadcast will coincide with the Third Test between Australia and New Zealand in Adelaide (starting November 27) where viewers will be able to see every blade of grass and every bead of sweat in high definition.
David Gyngell, CEO Nine Entertainment Co, said: “This is all about using the available technology to give viewers what they want. We’ve been listening to feedback from our audience and consistently they tell us they want their programs in HD. Until now, there have been some barriers preventing us from rolling out HD on Nine, but it gives me great pleasure today to announce that from November 26, Channel Nine will be screened in crystal-clear high definition. All your favourite programs have never looked so good.”
Viewers without a HD television will still be able to watch Channel Nine through a simulcast standard definition (SD) broadcast.
To accommodate the HD upgrade there will be a realignment of Nine Network channel numbers. 9HD will be available through Channel 90, while the SD broadcast will be on Channel 91 (and 9). 9Gem will move to Channel 92 and 9GO! will now be seen on Channel 93 (and 99). Nine’s at-home shopping channel, Extra, will now be available on Channel 95. Some viewers may need to perform a channel rescan on their television sets.