BTV News+-HD is a 24-hour based domestic & international HD satellite TV news broadcaster with an emphasis on UK & international news stories. The service places emphasis on rolling news, including the latest BREAKING NEWS. It's currently broadcasting from the BTV Centre in Downtown London
Since early of 2008, BTV News+ has been using cameras in the field which can shoot in HD.
At 5:00 PM GMT (12:00 PM ET) on the 20th of January of 2009, BTV News+'s LIVE coverage of the Inauguration of Barack Obama was carried in HD on BTV-HD. This was the 1st ever LIVE broadcast of BTV News+ in HD. Michael Jackson's memorial service was also presented in HD.
BTV News+ moved operations to a chroma-key "green screen" set in Studio 2 from the 30th of March so that final preparations could take place in the main newsroom.
BTV News+-HD launched prior to the channel's election debate which was held on the 22nd of April on Sky Ch. 517. For the 10 days leading up to the debate, ch. 517 displayed a countdown clock to launch. Following the end of the coverage for the evening, BTV News+-HD moved to show a looping preview tape. This continued until BTV News+-HD was launched in full on the evening of the 6th of May, to coincide with the coverage of the results for the 2010 UK General Election
See: BTV News+ programmes