BBC 2 HD to launch on March 26th

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  1. hodg100

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    BBC HD bites the dust for new simulcast channel

    The BBC has announced it will launch BBC Two HD at 6am on Tuesday 26 March. BBC Two HD will be available on Sky HD (169), Freeview HD/YouView (102), Virgin Media (187), Freesat HD (109) and BT Vision (852).

    The announcement follows the launch of BBC One HD on 3 November 2010.

    BBC Two HD will replace the existing BBC HD Channel and will be available subscription-free on all digital television platforms offering HD channels.

    Janice Hadlow, Controller of BBC Two, says: “BBC One HD has already proved to be highly valued by our audiences and I’m delighted that we’re able to follow this with the launch of BBC Two in HD. The launch of BBC Two HD will allow us to showcase more of our programmes at their very best – helping to highlight our commitment to high quality, engaging and ambitious programmes on BBC Two.”

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    The BBC Two HD channel will be a simulcast network version of the BBC Two schedule with a raft of new programmes available in HD for the first time including Paul Hollywood – Bread, The Fall, Science Britannica and Keeping Britain Alive. Old favourites such as Mock The Week, QI and Springwatch will also remain at the heart of the channel’s offer.
     

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    Paxman in HD !!!
     
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    Presumably this means BBC4 content will also be broadcast on BBC2 to be shown in HD. BBC 4 to be axed?
     
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    Where did you get this idea?
    The long term goal was always to get BBC2 on HD when the HD content grew enough.
     
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    I would love to swap out the SD version of BBC 1 with the HD version on channel 1 but until they sort out the black out around 6pm (local news) it will continue to look like an experimental channel. Why not similcast BBC news or something?
     
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    Do you mean simulcast the London local news?
     

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