08 November 2005

BBC to launch HD Freeview trial

The BBC is to begin trials of a High Definition television service, which will include a simulcast of peak-time BBC One, next year. Satellite and cable will be used for the trials but the BBC will also be applying to Ofcom for use of an unused frequency in London for a digital terrestrial trial of the service. Specialist HD-compatible equipment will be required to view any such service.