HD launch on DTT is 2nd December
The first HD services on the DTT platform will be launched from the Winter Hill transmitter serving Manchester and Liverpool on the 2nd December 2009.
This launch and the extension of the HD/DTT service corresponds with the completion of digital switchover in each region of the UK.
Further HD launches are expected in the first half of 2010 and by June of that year 50% of the population could have access to HD services on the DTT platform. In some regions where switch over is not planned for some time, temporary frequencies could be made available for earlier HD launch dates. This is likely to be the case in the London area where HD/DTT services may also launch in December.
Source: BBC Internet Blog
Item added: 6th July 2009