BBC One HD To Launch Within Months

The High definition revolution marches on as the Beeb announced that it would be launching a HD version of BBC One this autumn in normal and in live online version AKA simulcast.

The changes will happen on all the main media - Freesat HD, Freeview HD, Sky and Virgin Media and will include the popular programmes like EastEnders, Holby City and the One Show.

The daily amount of HD content will increase from nine to 12 hours a day and the corporation hopes that by 2012, all the BBC one programmes will be available as HD content.

Obviously to receive higher definition content, you will need to upgrade your existing set top box and in the worst cases, get a new box altogether.

Virgin Media already offers HD content for free provided that you buy its £49 Virgin V HD box while punters will need to get new Freeview HD boxes or Freesat HD boxes, both available for around £80.

Jana Bennett, director of BBC Vision, commented on the release added that "BBC HD has established itself as the most popular HD service and these changes are important next steps in improving that service further, providing an opportunity to showcase the wide variety of BBC programmes in the highest possible quality."