BBC One goes HD on DTT
The UK public broadcaster the BBC’s flagship channel BBC One began simulcasting in HD on the evening of the 3rd November. The new channel is available on the Freesat, Freeview, BSkyB and Virgin Media platforms. Shows not produced in native HD will be upconverted.
BBC One HD joins three other HD channels ITV1 HD, 4 HD and BBC HD Preview which are already available on the DTT platform in converted regions of the UK.
In general HD programming is being made available as the UK is converted to DTT on a region by region basis.
BBC One HD, ITV1 HD and the BBC HD Preview channel are also available on the UK’s Freesat satellite delivered service which is also free to view as are the programmes on the Freeview DTT platform.
The BBC hopes that most content will be available in native HD format within the next two years.
Sources: Digital TV Europe.net and Freeview HD
Item added: 8th November 2010