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BBC One goes HD

UK public broadcaster the BBC’s flagship channel BBC One began simulcasting in HD from yesterday evening.

The HD version of the channel will kick off with The One Show at 19.00. BBC One HD will be available on the Freesat, Freeview, BSkyB and Virgin Media platforms. Shows not produced in native HD will be upconverted. Flagship soap EastEnders will begin broadcasting in native HD on Christmas Day, and the BBC hopes that most content will be available in the format within the next two years.