Freeview HD on track
Freeview has confirmed that its new HD DTT service is on track to reach 50% of the UK by the time the World Cup gets underway in June. Channel 4 HD and in Wales S4C Clirlun will join existing channels BBC HD and ITV1 HD
Although HD signals have been present on the UK terrestrial system since last December, this announcement (30th March) marks the official launch of the service.
From the 31st March around 4.5 million homes were covered by Freeview HD for the first time. This includes the cities of Birmingham, Leeds and Cardiff.
HD DTT services are being made available on a region by region basis as the spectrum space becomes available, following analogue switch off in each area, a process which completes in 2012.
Source: Broadband TV News
Item added: 6th April 2010