BBC plans HDTV on as many platforms as possible
The BBC trust is asking for feedback on the corporations plans for a permanent-free-to-view, high-definition television channel. The BBC is hoping to launch a permanent HDTV channel on satellite, cable and broadband platforms. It would be on air for 9 hours a day from 3pm to midnight from the end of 2008. It also intends to broadcast HDTV over the DTT network, but due to the lack of available capacity this will only be for four hours overnight. Viewers of the terrestrial service would require new MPEG-4 receivers with HD capable digital video recorders.
Item added: 5th June 2007