BCC to launch five Full HD channels by 2014


Just to add on their existing high quality broadcasting, BBC will by 2014 upgrade five of their channels to get 1080-lines. UK viewers will get five new channels in total, with no need for any subscriptions (courtesy of Freeview HD, YouView and Freesat), including BBC News HD, BBC Three HD, BBC Four HD, CBeebies HD and CBBC HD (so long as Mr Tumble can fix his make-up).

The programming will match the standard-def counterparts and contribute a promised 250 hours of extra HD content per week. There’s also talk of broadcasting regional programs and variants in HD, although that proposal still has to be approved by the BBC Trust and could be a bit further off.

source: BBC