In November last year, the BBC announced plans to roll out BBC One HD for the English regions on TV platforms by Spring 2023.

Today marks the start of this roll-out – with the first English Regions variant, BBC One South launching in HD on satellite platforms (Sky and Freesat). This means viewers who get South Today as their local news programme (covering areas including Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire & the Isle of Wight, Oxford, Surrey, Sussex and Wiltshire), will get their local news on BBC One HD – rather than the red slate which was previously there at this time.

The rollout of the new versions of the regional BBC Ones in HD then continues over the next six weeks, with the full rollout completing by end of February.

The BBC will be sharing more details on the BBC One HD region launches on the Freeview and YouView platforms in the coming weeks and can find out more information on the BBC’s changes at www.bbc.co.uk/reception and more information on the help scheme at www.hdsatelliteupgrade.co.uk

Source: BBC

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