Viewers in the bush kept waiting for 9HD as WIN cites “short notice”
Exclusive: HD channel is a priority for WIN but due to short notice and vast markets it won't be happening just yet.
EXCLUSIVE: A number of viewers have been asking about WIN’s plans for the primary channel to switch to High Definition.
TV Tonight can reveal WIN TV CEO Andrew Lancaster has issued a memo to staff earlier this week:
As you will be aware Nine are planning to air their main channel in HD and to launch a new channel by the end of this week.
Due to the short notice given, WIN Network will not be launching these channels at the same time as Nine.
From a broadcast engineering perspective, WIN is a more complex business with a great deal more markets across a larger geographic area and as such the addition of any new channels will take time and substantial capital investment. We are moving to have the capacity to run new channels across our network with our main channel being aired in High Definition our priority.
As we get closer to a launch date for WIN’s HD channel we will update you.