Well after months of speculation Sky finally confirmed today that its HD service would launch on Monday May 22nd. At least that's when its first round of installations will begin. It is a tad behind schedule but still leaves plenty of time to get its HD service spot on in time for the World Cup which starts on June 10th.
Apparently over 40,000 customers have signed up for HD, which sounds like a reasonable number to us. In its press release Sky says that 40,000 is more than the total number of Sky+ box sales in the first year.