Viewers with Freesat, Freeview, Sky and YouView devices will be able to watch local BBC One programming in HD by April 2023, the broadcaster has announced.
The BBC added that it will soon be completing the HD upgrade to the rest of its channels – adding HD versions of BBC Two Northern Ireland, BBC ALBA and BBC Parliament for satellite viewers.
BBC One in HD is available to viewers in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland on the digital terrestrial (Freeview, YouView) and digital satellite platforms (Sky, Freesat).
Kieran Clifton, BBC director of distribution said: “By Spring next year, viewers in England will be able to receive BBC One HD for their region and not have to tune away to watch their local news and programming.
“This, coupled with upgrades to BBC channels that aren’t currently available on some devices in HD, will mean viewers will get a more easily accessible, better quality experience when watching BBC programmes from early next year.”
More details about the plans are available in a blog written by Clifton.