Currently available to four and a half million homes, the service will be delivered through the company’s personal video recorder ‘TVDrive’.
Subscribers to the TVDrive set-top box can watch free HD programs from BBC Worldwide and can expect a range of pay-per-view movies to be made available.
Boasting four times as many pixels as standard TV broadcasts, HD programs offer a sharper and more colorful picture quality.
Philip Snalune, MD of consumer products at NTL Telewest said, HDTV takes the viewing experience a significant step beyond standard digital television and has to be seen to be believed. It’s set to become this year’s must-have home entertainment experience and Telewest customers are the first in the UK to get access to it.