BBC Parliament expands on Freeview

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The BBC's Parliament channel is changing from quarter-screen video format on Freeview to full screen from November 13, in time for the state opening of Parliament two days later.

BBC Parliament on Freeview will be accompanied by a BBCi digital interactive service, plus subtitles.

Peter Knowles, controller of BBC Parliament, said: "No other parliamentary channel in the world matches what BBC Parliament now offers: round the clock broadcasting of Parliament, by digital terrestrial, cable, satellite and the web.

"For the first time, the full proceedings of Parliament can be seen on terrestrial television, broadcast as a normal TV channel."

The BBC said BBC Parliament reaches between three quarters of a million and 1m viewers every month.

Lovelace Consulting  |  26.10.2006

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