Telewest to offer digital service, takes on BSkyB

Cable operator Telewest is to take on satellite giant BSkyB with the launch of a digital TV service it was announced Thursday.

Already head to head with BT in the battle to bring broadband to UK homes, Telewest plans to launch its digital offering in November. Initial roll-out will be in the Midlands, with over 150 channels, 50 specifically for near video on demand. It is planned to extend the services across the country and offer interactive TV early next year.

Details of the services and prices are not yet available.

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