Apple has announced that the first HD show is available for download from the iTunes store for AppleTV owners in the UK.

The first offerings in high def are episodes of the current series of ABC’s Lost, which will be sold for £2.49 each.

This compares to the standard USD $2.99 rates charged for HD downloads on the US version of the Apple digital store.

A season pass will be £41.99.

A free five-minute HD trial is available from the store to give UK users a flavor of what’s on offer.

Apple chief executive Steve Jobs announced the arrival of HD TV shows last September – without mentioning that it would take a bit longer before they arrived in the UK.

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