BBC launches five new HD channels

Published on: 10th December 2013

The new channels, which launch today, are BBC Three HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD and CBBC HD.bbchdlogo300

The channels will all be available on Freeview HD, Sky HD, Freesat HD, YouView, and Virgin Media.

Tony Hall, the BBC’s director general, said: “This year, people will be able to watch even more of our programmes in brilliant quality. I am delighted that we’re able to launch our new HD channels in time for Christmas, when families gather to enjoy some of the best TV from the BBC.”

The BBC launched BBC HD in 2006, showing a range of programmes from across the corporation’s channels. The service was followed by BBC One HD in 2010 and, earlier this year, it was replaced by BBC Two HD.

BBC Three HD and CBBC HD will use existing BBC HD capacity on Freeview HD and YouView, which covers all UK homes. The new channels for BBC News, BBC Four and CBeebies will use new HD capacity, which will cover 70% of UK homes by June next year.

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