Provision of BBC HD on Freeview will be reviewed by the Trust in Spring 2008, “when it is envisaged there will be greater clarity on HD broadcast standards and the spectrum capacity available to provide the channel.”
However, there will be no interim four-hour overnight service on Freeview, due to technical constraints and public scepticism: “An interim overnight service should not be launched before the review of DTT provision in 2008 nor before equipment is available that allows viewers to access both an interim service and new services after switchover.
However, the Trust did approve the option of the BBC providing the four-hour overnight service, once such equipment is available, for regions where late digital switchover means that these regions would not otherwise have access to HD programming.”
Source: HDTV UK
Item added: 20th November 2007