October 21, 2010

BBC One HD launches November 3rd

Here's the BBC press release

The BBC today announces that BBC One HD will launch at 7pm on Wednesday 3 November across all HD platforms: Freesat channel 108, Freeview channel 50, Sky channel 143 and Virgin Media channel 108.

The new high definition (HD) channel kicks off with a series of programmes made in true HD: The One Show, followed by Wallace And Gromit's World Of Invention, the new series from award-winning Aardman Animations, as well as some food for thought with Nigel Slater's Simple Suppers and Jimmy's Food Factory.

The Apprentice and Film 2010 will also show in HD that evening.

It is also announced today that the BBC's award-winning continuing drama EastEnders will broadcast in HD for the first time on Christmas Day, allowing viewers to catch all the drama in Albert Square in even more vivid detail.

EastEnders follows Holby City, which made the move to HD on 18 October. It will be shown on the BBC's existing HD channel, until BBC One HD launches in November.

The new HD channel will simulcast a network version of the BBC One schedule, with the majority of peaktime programmes in HD, including The Apprentice, Strictly Come Dancing, Children In Need, Antiques Roadshow, Countryfile, The Graham Norton Show and The Royal Variety Show.


Media Boy said...

BBC One HD will launch on Virgin Channel 108 with BBC HD moving to Virgin Channel 187 from November 3rd.

Info from BBC Press Office.

Exhumed Identity said...

So does this mean that the Formula 1 is finally going to be shown in HD, or will it just be an upscale?

Lewpy said...

Whether F1 is in HD or not is down to Formula One Productions, and whether they actually use HD cameras at the track, etc.
Bernie has indicated this may happen next year, but with Bernie anything could happen :)
The BBC only use their own equipment for the pits, etc. The race feed is from Formula One Productions (part of FOM).

Moroboshi said...

Always nice to have more HD, but I'd personally sooner have BBC 2 HD or BBC 4 HD. BBC 1 is virtually all mainstream dross these days.

Andrew said...

so if BBC 1 HD will be on 108 on virgin weres BBC HD going?