11.27.2007 11:30 AM
BBC Trust approves proposal for BBC HD channel

The BBC Trust approved a proposal Nov. 19 by the BBC to launch an HD channel on multiple platforms, including cable, Sky satellite, on Freesat when the satellite launches and Freeview “as soon as feasible.”

The exact timing of the Freeview launch is subject to a review of digital spectrum capacity issues next year. The BBC Trust said, however, that it would not proceed with a proposal to allow an interim four-hour overnight HD service via Freeview before technical standards for HD on Freeview were clear and viewer equipment allowing reception of the interim and post digital switchover service was available.

Once the equipment becomes available, the BBC Trust will allow the four-hour overnight services for certain regions of the country. A statement from the BBC Trust indicated that the timing of a Freeview HD launch would be considered in spring 2008.

For more information, visit www.bbc.co.uk/bbctrust/.



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