May 28, 2010

BBC1 HD launching in the autumn

The BBC has confirmed plans to launch a high definition version of BBC One in the autumn.
BBC One HD will offer a HD simulcast of the regular channel and will be available on Freesat, Freeview, Sky and Virgin Media. The channel will operate in addition to the BBC HD channel, which will also extend its regular broadcast hours over the summer from nine to 12 hours a day.
More details in Danielle Nagler's latest blog entry.

7 comments:

BikeNutt said...

More here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbctrust/news/press_releases/may/hd.shtml

Media Boy said...

I have found out from Sky HD on twitter at STV HD is set to launch on June 11th.

Also I have found out from STV.tv\stvhd that STV HD will have Virgin Channel 113 and Freeview channel 51 (In Scotland only).

Moroboshi said...

Good news, although I'd of preferred BBC TWO!

Still the BBC's HD output is still leagues ahead of anyone else. Nobody can compete with the likes of Life or Story of Science.

Nialli said...

@ Morobishi: completely agree. For me, the arrival of BBC1 HD is a landmark for high def in the UK. With BBC HD acting as a BBC2,3,4, CBeebies and CBBC showcase, that means the majority of my viewing is soon going to be in HD. Throw in Sky Sports and Sky Movies in HD, and I'm going to be pretty much 100% high def. That sad 20 hours of HD recording on the V+ is my only complaint

BikeNutt said...

I see Sky are now doing a 2Tb HD box (along with the 1Tb & 1.5Tb). Can't be long til VM follow suit. Probably on the back of the Tivo offering?

Nialli said...

That's too long to wait! I hope they offer a Samsung with a minimum of 1Tb when they launch the Sky HD channels. I'd pay the extra and I'm sure many others would too.

skullwa said...

F1 HD at last?