Further details for BBC One HD announced

We previously posted that BBC One HD will launch on the 3rd November and now further details on the launch of BBC One HD have been announced.

BBC One HD will launch at 7pm on the 3rd November on Freesat channel 108, Freeview HD channel 50, Sky channel 143 and Virgin Media channel 108. It will be a simulcast of the standard definition BBC One channel.

The first programme to air on the channel at 7pm will be The One Show (in HD), then Wallace And Gromit World of Inventions (in HD).

Programmes shown on BBC One HD that aren’t in HD will be upscaled to a better picture quality like other channels do (such as Channel 4 HD) The BBC have announced they hope to have most of the BBC One schedule available in full HD by 2012.

EastEnders will broadcast in HD for the first time on Christmas Day this year.

The original BBC HD channel will remain but will now mostly air programmes from BBC Two, BBC Three, BBC Four and further coverage of sporting events.