BBC Two HD is to begin broadcasting on 26 March, replacing the soon-to-close BBC HD channel.
Offering shows like QI, Top Gear and The Great British Bake Off, BBC Two HD will be a high-resolution simulcast of the standard definition BBC Two channel.
“BBC One HD has already proved to be highly valued by our audiences and I’m delighted that we’re able to follow this with the launch of BBC Two in HD,” said Janice Hadlow, BBC Two controller.
“The launch of BBC Two HD will allow us to showcase more of our programmes at their very best – helping to highlight our commitment to high quality, engaging and ambitious programmes on BBC Two.”
BBC pioneered free HD broadcasts with the BBC HD channel, so we’ll be sad to see it go. But considering of late it’s just been made up of HD broadcasts of BBC One and BBC Two shows anyway, it may not be too much of a loss in the long run with BBC Two HD primed to take its place.
BBC Two HD will be available on Sky HD (169), Freeview HD/YouView (102), Virgin Media (187), Freesat HD (109) and BT Vision (852).