Telewest Launches HD PVR in U.K.


Telewest Broadband launched its “TVDrive” HD personal-video-recorder service in the United Kingdom using Scientific-Atlanta Inc.’s “Explorer 8300DVB.”

The Explorer 8300DVB is the first HDTV-capable set-top in the United Kingdom to support Telewest's launch of HDTV content on its Teleport video-on-demand service, and the unit is also S-A’s first-ever PVR with three video tuners.

S-A is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cisco Systems Inc., while Telewest combined with fellow U.K. MSO NTL Inc. earlier this month.