Sky to add new HD channels

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BSkyB, whose parent company News Corporation owns a 25% stake in Foxtel, has expanded its high-definition offering with the addition of seven new channels, and will launch on the new Sky+ HD service; bumping the total of channels to 26 on its service.

Six of them will be from the wide variety of channels from Sky Movies, while the seventh service will be a high-def version of Sky Real Lives. The new movie channels will cover genres including sci-fi and horror, action, drama and comedy; with The Bourne Ultimatum, Atonement, 28 Weeks Later, Hot Fuzz and The Sound of Music all lined up to be played on the new channels.

It also expects to increase the number of channels again by the end of 2008.

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