BBC commits to HD of Freesat and online (iMP)
BBC new media chief Ashley Highfield has confirmed plans to make high-definition (HD) programmes available via the corporation’s integrated media player and free satellite platform.
The BBC has been working together with ITV on the launch of this new free-to-view satellite service which has the capacity to launch both HD and SD services, unlike the terrestrial platform freeeview which already uses all the currently available spectrum for SDTV.
The announcement comes as BSkyB are expected to launch commercial HD services within three months.
Sources: DTG and Financial Times
Item added: 23rd February 2006