The BBC have said that the play to make all BBC regional variations for their BBC One and BBC Two channels available in HD within the next few years.
The BBC currently show an on-air message encouraging English viewers back to the SD versions for the BBC local news services.
The BBC say they would also like to provide HD versions of BBC Two Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Kieran Clifton, Director of BBC Distribution & Business Development, said:
I am pleased to announce that the BBC Executive and BBC Trust have agreed that the introduction of BBC One English regional versions and BBC Two national versions in HD will be proposed as part of our distribution plans for the next Charter period. At the point funding is approved, as soon as possible within the next Charter period beginning in 2017, we will begin rolling these out, a process likely to take 12-24 months.