C More First HD
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|C More First HD|
|Launched||1 September 2005|
|Owned by||C More Entertainment|
|Country||Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway|
|Formerly called||C More HD, Canal+ HD, Canal + Film HD|
|dna Welho Finland||Channel 95|
|Canal Digital Finland||Channel 30|
|Com Hem Sweden||Channel 83|
|YouSee Denmark||Channel 83|
|UPC Poland||Channel 446|
|dna Welho Finland||Channel 401|
The channel was launched as C More HD on 1 September 2005. It was then the first HDTV channel targeting the Nordic countries broadcasting with MPEG-2 compression from the Thor 2 satellite and MPEG-4 with cable on the Canal Digital platform. The content consisted of three movies every evening. On 1 November 2006, it was rebranded as Canal+ HD and is now broadcasting H.264.
The Swedish cable distributor Com Hem launched HDTV on 12 December 2006 and then included Canal+ HD in its offerings. In early February 2007, C More launched another HD channel. Canal+ HD was then renamed Canal+ Film HD and the new channel was named Canal+ Sport HD.