Good that it's happening. Pathetic to take so long.
Much of their content is filmed in HD overseas. The studio chat shows I don't care if its SD/HD anyway way.
There's no reason for the channel to be in SD as it is. EPL games have been in 16:9 576i for almost a decade anyway.
Still. It is good to have confirmation. If only ESPN HD could show Champions League games in HD (they're filmed in HD). Perhaps next seaon they'll write a bigger check?