It will be at least two years before the BBC launches another simulcast high-definition channel, effectivly meaning that there will be no BBC2 HD, and that the existing BBC HD chanenl will continue to show content from BBC, BBC3 and BBC4.

This is despite programme producers being required to supply all content as HD from 1 April.

It is unlikely that BBC2 HD wil launch before 2013.

This is because of the BBCs review of its finances ahead of the start of the new licence fee settlement in 2014.