Nine state-owned television channels on the Chinese mainland are poised to broadcast in high-definition from Monday.
All programs on the channels would be broadcast in both high-definition and standard-definition.
"All these channels have completed satellite transmission of TV signals, which enables subscribers to HDTV to watch National Day celebrations in high-definition pictures," the statement said.
China will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of People's Republic of China on Oct. 1 with a military parade and gala performance.
China Central Television (CCTV) said Sunday on its website that its high-definition channel, CCTV-1, would feature the events, but it was unclear if other HDTV channels will also feather the military parade.
About 50 million Chinese would be watching the events in HD pictures five times clearer than standard defininition broadcasts, the Shanghai-based Xinmin Evening Post reported.
The SARFT has required that subscription to these channels would be free.
Subscribers need only a high-definition TV set and set-top box.