Radio & Television

The TUESDAY INTERVIEW: Chris Bell, VP technology at Astral Television Networks talks HD

ASTRAL TELEVISION'S THE MOVIE NETWORK was one of the first, if not the first Canadian TV channel to show a regular diet of high definition content, dating back to about 2000, says the company's vice-president, technology, Chris Bell. With TMN HD and the recent launch of MHD (basically an HD version of classic film channel Moviepix, or Mpix) Astral now has a pair of 24/7 HD channels to go along with its HD Viewers Choice Pay Per View movie offerings. Studios these days are trying to keep up with the growing and voracious demand for high def content and are...