We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
80,259 News Articles

BBC begins HD trial on Freeview

Guildford area first to get Freeview HD content

The BBC has begun transmitting high-definition (HD) programmes on Freeview as part of a trial of the service.

Although a BBC HD channel is available on Sky and Freesat, this marks the first HD content available through Freeview and it can be accessed by anyone receiving programmes broadcast by the Guildford transmitter.

The trial uses the new DVB-T2, which is claimed to boost transmission capacity by nearly 30 percent. However the technology is not compatible with current Freeview set-top boxes.

See also: BBC and ITV launch free satellite TV

Visit Digital World for the latest digital audio, games and home-entertainment news and reviews


IDG UK Sites

Sony Xperia Z3+ (UK Sony Xperia Z4) UK release date, price and specification: Pre-order the Sony Xp9......

IDG UK Sites

Why Intel’s vision of the future is a future I want to live in

IDG UK Sites

What Jony Ive's new job means for Apple design

IDG UK Sites

Jony Ive 'semi-retired' into new role: kicked upstairs as Chief Design Officer