02 June 2007

BBC HD trial channel closes on DTT

BBC HD has ceased broadcasting from the Crystal Palace transmitter in London. The BBC’s trial channel continues to broadcast on satellite and cable, following the BBC Trust’s decision to begin a public value test into a full launch of the service: on DTT, however, the 12-month licence to broadcast the channel has now expired. If approved, HD programming could be broadcast on multiplex B overnight, providing a HD “catch-up” service to viewers with compatible equipment.