BBC goes high def

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Well in a surprise to no one the BBC has confirmed that it is to offer High Definition TV to satellite and cable viewers at some point during 2006. It will also start what it is billing as ‘limited technical trials’ of HD over digital terrestrial, (Freeview) but acknowledges that there won’t be the bandwidth to offer HD to consumers in this format until the digital switchover which starts in 2008 and finishes in 2012. Cable and satellite viewers will be able to see highlights of BBC ONE’s peaktime schedule in high definition, though there are no plans for other channels. More here.

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