Freeview HD to start from December

HD will start on Freeview from the 2nd December, it has been reported on Broadband TV News. The first area to get HD will be areas served by the Winter Hill transmitter (Liverpool and Manchester), followed by other areas who have already made it through digital switchover, then other regions once digital switchover has taken place there.

Broadband TV News reports “Graham Plumb, head of distribution technology, BBC Operations Group, said that although November had been originally stated as the launch date for Freeview HD, it was subsequently realised that Multiplex B that will be used for the transmissions would not switch over until December 2”.