MX23RW : Wednesday, December 8 04:07:41| >> :600:4042383:4042383:

BBC begins rollout of BBC One regions in HD

BBC begins rollout of BBC One regions in HD
© BBC
The BBC begins rollout of the English regions of BBC One in HD, starting with the launch of streams on connected TVs and Sky Glass.

The BBC has confirmed that it has begun the process of launching HD versions of BBC One across the English regions.

Viewers in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have been able to watch their national version of BBC One in HD quality for around a decade, but the English regions have been served by a single national HD feed of BBC One which reverts to a holding screen during regional broadcasts.

Earlier this year the BBC outlined its intent to launch HD versions of every English region by the end of 2022 and has kickstarted the process today by launching the new HD streams on connected TVs and the new Sky Glass product.

"Significant infrastructure changes are required to make this happen - meaning some platforms will take longer than others and a phased approached to the rollout," said Kieran Clifton, the BBC's director of distribution.

The HD streams will launch via iPlayer in the next few months, with launches on other platforms - including satellite, cable and terrestrial - following before the end of next year.

The BBC has also confirmed that BBC Parliament, BBC Alba and BBC Two Northern Ireland will launch in HD as part of the same process.

ID:467766:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:collect1744:

Follow us on Twitter @SMEntsFeed and like us on Facebook for the latest entertainment news alerts.


Click here for more stories about Kieran Clifton

Collect / Create New Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
IMDb TV's Judy Justice
Read Next:
IMDb TV launches in UK via Amazon
>

rhs 2.0
New TV Picks header

Wednesday, December 8


The E! People's Choice Awards 2021: E!, 2am (repeat 9pm)
Live and direct from the US, featuring a greatest hits performance from Christina Aguilera

It's Me Or The Dog: Really, 9pm
This week featuring French bulldog Molly, who dictates what's on TV and demands home-cooked meals

What We Were Watching: Christmas 1995: BBC Four, 11pm
Grace Dent looks back at the festive TV schedules from 26 years ago

The Last Pope?: Blaze, 9pm
Documentary exploring Irish saint Malachy's prophecy that Pope Francis will be the final pope.. and that his demise will coincide with Armageddon