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BBC To Launch HD Sound

The BBC has announced plans to upgrade its online radio service to offer high quality streams to its listeners.

The HD Sound feature will be initially available for live events, such as the upcoming Electric Proms event on the Radio 2 website. The feature will also be available for all Radio 3 broadcasts from December.

According to the BBC, the HD Sound technology uses enhanced encoding and a higher bit-rate to improve the quality of the radio output.

However, the BBC said that the improvement in sound quality of the radio output will also depend on the size and quality of the speakers or the headphones being used.

The BBC has also confirmed its plans for incorporating the new technology with its iPlayer and Radioplayer somewhere down the line.

Tim Davie, director of audio and music at the BBC, claimed that HD Sound was “an exciting development and a signal of our commitment to innovate in digital radio for the benefit of our listeners.”