Hong Kong has History in high-def

Network launches on Now TV IPTV platform

HONG KONG — A high definition version of The History Channel took to the airwaves Monday in Hong Kong.

Broadcasting entirely in HD and scheduled separately from the standard definition service, History HD has programming including “Cities of the Underworld,” “The Universe,” “Ax Men,” “Dogfights,” and “Ice Road Truckers.”

Net, launched on the Now TV IPTV platform, is backed by AETN All Asia Networks Pte Ltd, a joint venture between A&E Television Networks and Malaysia’s Astro All Asia Entertainment Networks Limited. After The Biography Channel, The History Channel and Crime & Investigation Network, it is the fourth AAAN channel to bow in the territory.

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