If you’re wondering where on earth your favourite BBC HD channel has got to, we have some mixed news for you. At 6am this morning the Beeb turned off BBC HD for good in order to make way for a new channel, BBC Two HD.
As you might expect, BBC Two HD will be a mirror image of the regular BBC Two channel, but in glorious high definition. This means you’ll get to see Jeremy Vine sharper than ever before on Eggheads and probably salivate even more as you pore over the goodies made on The Great British Bake Off.
The new channel replaces BBC HD which has been around for a while now, offering HD versions of various BBC programming. The BBC Trust had originally planned to make the switch in 2012, and so the change comes a few months behind schedule.
The BBC has grouped together a selection of programmes which it calls ‘Old Favourites’, which will be broadcast in crisp HD. These include Mock the Week, Springwatch, QI and Science Britannica.
So now we have it nice and simple – BBC One HD and BBC Two HD. You’ll find the new channel on all types of TV receiving equipment, including Sky (channel 169), Youview and Freeview HD (channel 102), Virgin Media (channel 187) and Freesat (channel 109).
Are you annoyed at the loss of BBC HD, or happy that you’ll finally get to take in that bronzed beauty David Dickinson in HD quality on Bargain Hunt?