BBC to start regular DVB-T2 HD broadcasts in 2009
Catharine Smadja head of strategy at the BBC said that regular HD transmissions using DVB-T2 would begin on the digital terrestrial platform in the UK during November 2009.
The comments were made during a briefing of the DVB-Group at the recent International Broadcasting Conference in Amsterdam.
She went on to say that one multiplex would be upgraded to DVB-T2 and MPEG-4 so that BBC HD and two other HD services could be broadcast. The current five other multiplexes would remain broadcasting DVB-T services.
It is also reported that three other HD services will be added later but since no additional capacity is available on the terrestrial multiplexes these services could only be made available on the Freesat satellite platform.
Main source: Broadband TV News
Item added: 17th September 2008