Radio & Television

Astral to roll out French HD in October

MONTREAL – Astral Media plans to air shows in high definition on its French-language specialty channels this fall. Pierre Roy, President of Les Chaînes Télé Astral, said in a speech in Montreal today to members of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television that the HD rollout will begin this October on Super Écran and six specialty services. Digital services like diginets and HD in French must catch up to the levels of English channels in Canada, Roy said. “Quality French-language digital specialty services must be quickly made available, with programming that is as diverse as that offered by English-language...