BBC One HD to launch on 3 November

BBC One HD is to launch on 3 November across all HD platforms. The channel will launch with a series of programmes made in true HD including The One Show, Wallace and Gromit's World of Invention and Nigel Slater's Simple Suppers.

The BBC also announced EastEnders will be broadcast in HD for the first time on Christmas Day.

The new HD channel will simulcast a network version of the BBC One schedule, with the majority of peaktime programmes in HD.

Danielle Nagler, the BBC's Head of HD and 3D, says: "It's incredibly exciting to begin the official count down to the launch of the new channel and we're delighted to be launching with BBC One's popular flagship programe, The One Show.

"The arrival of the UK's favourite channel in HD—as a second HD channel from the BBC—will increase the range and choice of HD programming we can offer the ever-growing HD audience.

Shows which aren't made in HD—including EastEnders up until Christmas Day—will still be on BBC One HD but will be upscaled.

Image: The One Show

DTG Staff  |  21.10.2010

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