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July 16, 2013
BBC to launch five more HD channels by early 2014
The BBC has announced that it will launch BBC News HD, BBC3 HD, BBC4 HD, CBeebies HD and CBBC HD by early 2014. It is also working on plans to launch regional variants of BBC1 HD and BBC2 HD for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
BBC director general Tony Hall said: "BBC1 HD and BBC2 HD have already proved to be highly valued by our audiences and I'm delighted that we're able to follow this with the launch of five new subscription-free BBC HD channels by early 2014. These new channels will allow us to showcase more of our programming at its very best."
Separately, Ofcom has announced that it will make space available for 10 additional HD channels on digital terrestrial TV services, with the capacity freed up by the digital switchover last year