If you are still watching the BBC SD channels on your satellite system, you will be seeing the banner across the lower half of the screen informing you of the SD channel closure on the 8th January 2024.
Today that BBC SD channel closure banner has changed. From red to black.
It is also being reported that he BBC SD channel closure banner will NOT appear on screens during the festive period.
This means that those viewers still watching BBC SD channels can do so without missing half of the screen.
The BBC SD channel closure banner will not be shown on the SD BBC channels between the 23rd December 2023 to the 1st January 2024 (inclusive).
When the banner does return, on the 2nd January 2024, you will only have ONE WEEK to upgrade your satellite receiver, or satellite dish system to be able to receive the BBC HD channels. If you do not upgrade, then you will not be able to watch BBC channels from January 2024.