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Volia to launch Nat Geo HD, plans high-definition package

Ukrainian cable operator Volia is moving ahead with plans for a full HD launch with the launch of a promotional HD channel ahead of the planned launch of Nat Geo HD as part of its expanded digital package later this year.

Volia currently offers HD as part of its video-on-demand service. The operator plans to launch a separate package of HD channels later, following the deployment of an HD receiver. Volia will also support the delivery of HD to CI Plus-enabled TVs, with conditional access modules available for UAH399 (€39). The company has tested TVs from Sony, Samsung, LG and Philips.