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BBC Brit goes high-definition on DStv

BBC BritBBC Worldwide’s flagship entertainment channel, BBC Brit, will become available in HD on DStv channel 120 from October 5.

The BBC’s commercial arm announced that DStv Compact, Compact Plus and Premium customers will be able to access the high definition feed of the channel on this date.

From October 8, DStv Premium customers will also be able to access more content on BBC First as the drama channel ups its broadcast time to 12 hours per-day.

“Since its launch two years ago, our BBC BRIT channel has successfully grown its loyal fan base,” said Joel Churcher, vice-president and general manger of Africa, BBC Worldwide.

“Over recent months we’ve been evolving the schedule, looking at what our audiences most enjoy and creating a fresh and vibrant on-air environment. BBC BRIT viewers can look forward to a schedule that is packed with the biggest, boldest and most creative shows on television – and now all in HD quality.”

Aletta Alberts, general manager of content at MultiChoice South Africa said: “Our focus is to continue to enhance the entertainment experience for our customers. Offering BBC Brit in HD, and extending the broadcast hours off BBC First, gives our customers a front row seat to the best of British entertainment.”