So presumably, when the BBC have to hand over the Freeview slot to Five, there will be a need for a channel showing the best of all 6 channels just as BBC HD currently does, on Freeview only, with BBC One HD and the BBC HD showing just BBC2-4 and kids' stuff continuing on other platforms? Gets complicated, unless they can hang onto that slot long term.
I think Five have to bid for a new slot when it's released - BBC get this automatically.
Ridiculous really - can only manage one interactive stream but now get two HD streams!
Not really, 'interactive streams' (they're not interactive of course) are a bit of a waste of bandwidth - showing nothing for most of the time and then looped video for quite a bit of the rest of the time.
Although a BBC ONE HD consisting of mostly up-converted SD material is arguably a waste too
I am surprised there has been no mention of The One Show going HD. That would be 2.5 hours a week of quite varied HD material if it was to happen. Maybe they want to see if the new presenter is popular and the show has a long term future before committing to it.
So they've got six months to completely rebuild / drastically refurbish the backlot then? IIRC in a previous thread it was suggested the EE backlot is far worse than Corrie in HD due to it being completely fake whereas Corrie uses real bricks and the like.