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Broadband provider Sky has revealed it is adding a high definition news channel to its TV packages from next week.

Sky News HD will be launched at 21:00 BST on May 6th to coincide with the broadcaster's coverage of the general election, which will be based around the Decision Time programme.

A new HD-friendly studio has been introduced by Sky, while it has also created graphics designed to look "clear" and "crisp" in the improved picture format.

John Ryley, Head of Sky News, said the new channel highlights the company's strengths and desire "to be the best".

He added: "The detail of Sky News HD is stunning - I hope our viewers will enjoy the new experience."

Details of the Sky News HD launch have come after the broadband provider launched Europe's first 3D channel at the start of this month.

The service is currently only available in pubs and clubs, but will come to households later this year.

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