CBBC and BBC Three going HD on 10 Dec 2013??

Great news if you have Freeview HD or YouView. Going by the EPG data on my YouView box. CBBC HD and BBC Three HD will be going live on 10th Demeter 2013! I guess they will also go live on Freesat, Sky etc at the same time.

YouView EPG showing Three HD data

BBC launching five new HD channels

BBC logoHere is some great news, if like myself you love free HD channels. From 2014, BBC Three, BBC Four, CBBC, CBeebies and BBC News will all be distributed in HD on Freesat, Freeview and YouView. It will also be made available to other platform operators, including cable companies.

Meaning by the time you add BBC1 and BBC 2 HD. The BBC will have a total of 7 HD channels! Leaving only BBC Parliament in SD.

Out of all these new HD channels, I am looking forward to BBC News HD the most. Since other than BBC1 and BBC2 HD, it’s the BBC channel, I watch the most.

For more information about this check out — www.a516digital.com/2013/07/bbc-launching-five-new-hd-channels.html.

The very last BBC News broadcast from Television Centre

Many of you, may have never even have heard of Television Centre. It’s been the headquarters of BBC Television. Officially opened on 29 June 1960, it is one of the most readily recognisable facilities of its type having appeared as the backdrop for many BBC programmes.

So myself, like many others in the UK have growing up watching TV shows from Television Centre. Including Blue Peter, Children in Need, CBBC from ‘the Broom Cupboard’ and many others.

Below Simon McCoy and Sophie Long at the close of the last BBC News broadcast from Television Centre marking an end to over 45 years of broadcasting from the iconic site.

For more information about Television Centre check out www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/keyfacts/stories/television_centre.shtml.

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