The World Cup and Wimbledon coverage kicked off the effective launch of high-definition television in Europe and represented a step-change in improved picture quality. This was what digital television should have been all along. It was all the more visible when standard-definition pictures were cut into the coverage. One rarely mentioned aspect that was very evident was the improvement in the crispness of captions and graphics. Unfortunately, the benefits of any interactive enhancements are currently lost when viewing in high-definition. In any case, the low-resolution text and graphics of existing services look crude in comparison. With the latest receivers now capable of improved graphics, broadcasters intending to extend interactivity to high-definition television may need to up their game.