May 152015
 

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.

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Mar 232014
 

On 24th March, the BBC will be performing some channel number changes for their HD channels on Sky HD and Freesat HD.

These are the details for Sky HD users (non subscriber and subscribers)

EPG No. England Scotland Northern Ireland Wales SKY Boxes (No HD subscription or viewing Card)
101 BBC One England HD BBC One Scotland HD BBC One Northern Ireland HD BBC One Wales HD BBC One (nations/regions variant)
102 BBC Two HD BBC Two SD BBC Two SD BBC Two SD BBC Two (nations variant)
141 BBC One England SD BBC One Scotland SD BBC One Northern Ireland SD BBC One Wales SD BBC One HD (English version)
142 BBC Two SD BBC Two HD BBC Two HD BBC Two HD BBC Two HD
976 N/A BBC One HD BBC One HD BBC One HD BBC One HD
977 BBC One Scotland HD N/A BBC One Scotland HD BBC One Scotland HD BBC One Scotland HD
978 BBC One Wales HD BBC One Wales HD BBC One Wales HD N/A BBC One Wales HD
979 BBC One Northern Ireland HD BBC One Northern Ireland HD N/A BBC One Northern Ireland HD BBC One Northern Ireland HD
Dec 092013
 

The BBC have confirmed the channel numbers for the batch of new BBC HD Channels, scheduled for launch on Tuesday 10th December.
Here are the channel numbers for Sky HD digiboxes and Freesat HD set top boxes

BBC HD channels  from 10th December 2013
Sky
with HD subscription
Sky
without HD subscription
Freesat HD
BBC ONE HD
101   (Scotland, Wales,  N.I.)
141   (England)
141
108
BBC TWO HD
102   (England)
142   (Elsewhere)
142
109
BBC THREE HD
115
210
147
BBC FOUR HD
116
211
148
BBC NEWS HD
570
570
200
CBBC HD
613
633
600
CBEEBIES HD
614
624
601

Viewers with Freesat HD do not need take any action to get the new BBC HD channels: the changes will automatically take place very shortly. Humax Freesat HD receivers will update their channel list overnight.

Viewers with a Sky HD or Sky+HD digibox  do not need take any action to get the new BBC HD channels: the changes will automatically take place very shortly.

Users with other HD satellite receivers will have to perform a scan on the relevant frequencies to be able to watch these new BBC HD channels – http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2013/12/new-bbc-hd-channels-frequency-settings-satellite/

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