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BBC One HD still can't broadcast regional news in England.

In 2017! Very Disappointing. (January 2017)

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AE
AlexEdohHD13
It's a bit disappointing that in 2017, BBC One can't broadcast regional programming (in England) in HD.

The situation's been the same since its launch in 2010. I hope it changes sometime this year.
:-(
A former member
Why? Do you know how much it cost to have HD channel? Do you know how much Band width it take up? For what, a 30min promgramme, and nothing really else. Its not cost effective.
DB
dbl
It will eventually happen... someone more technically qualified can explain. I know it's been written about many times over on here.
RE
Rex
Why? Do you know how much it cost to have HD channel? Do you know how much Band width it take up? For what, a 30min promgramme, and nothing really else. Its not cost effective.

With DQF and the BBC's coffers being severely restrained, it's not worth at the moment converting regions to HD at the minute.

There's no way that the BBC will convert multiple regions for such an expensive sum!

And with how HD channels cost to run - you only have to look at the large amount of services locked behind the Sky and Virgin paywall.
AE
AlexEdohHD13
Why? Do you know how much it cost to have HD channel? Do you know how much Band width it take up? For what, a 30min promgramme, and nothing really else. Its not cost effective.

Because it's 2017. and HD has been around for over 10 years and anyway ITV can broadcast regional news, And besides, BBC One HD has regional variants for Scotland, Wales and NI.
JK
John Koenig
It's especially disappointing if you live in London, several times BBC London news has started on BBC One HD only to be replaced with a card stating BBC One HD cannot yet .....
FBC, tmorgan96 and AlexEdohHD13 gave kudos
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member
This might be of interest to you from 2015, it was tooted but not until after the new charter and still may not happen.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/aboutthebbc/entries/aa333a07-d7a5-495c-8243-7963e8ec1225

Some people may question though why there is a need to watch a local report in HD about a cat that got stuck up a tree and was rescued by fire-fighters. Still, each to their own.
Last edited by Neil Jones on 16 January 2017 10:17pm
AE
AlexEdohHD13
This might be of interest to you from 2015, it was tooted but not until after the new charter and still may not happen.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/aboutthebbc/entries/aa333a07-d7a5-495c-8243-7963e8ec122

Some people may question though why there is a need to watch a local report in HD about a cat that got stuck up a tree and was rescued by fire-fighters. Still, each to their own.

Oh ****! The link can't be found!
VM
VMPhil

Some people may question though why there is a need to watch a local report in HD about a cat that got stuck up a tree and was rescued by fire-fighters. Still, each to their own.

It's not really about that, it's about not having to change the channel back and forth at the start and end of regional programmes (which is why a lot of people just stick to the SD channel and get a sub-par experience)
AE
AlexEdohHD13
It's especially disappointing if you live in London, several times BBC London news has started on BBC One HD only to be replaced with a card stating BBC One HD cannot yet .....

BBC One HD do sometimes do this:
Last edited by AlexEdohHD13 on 17 January 2017 8:12pm
AE
AlexEdohHD13

Some people may question though why there is a need to watch a local report in HD about a cat that got stuck up a tree and was rescued by fire-fighters. Still, each to their own.

It's not really about that, it's about not having to change the channel back and forth at the start and end of regional programmes (which is why a lot of people just stick to the SD channel and get a sub-par experience)

Yeah, having to switch to SD for regional news is a bit of a pain up the backpipe.
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member
This might be of interest to you from 2015, it was tooted but not until after the new charter and still may not happen.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/aboutthebbc/entries/aa333a07-d7a5-495c-8243-7963e8ec122

Some people may question though why there is a need to watch a local report in HD about a cat that got stuck up a tree and was rescued by fire-fighters. Still, each to their own.

Oh ****! The link can't be found!


Edited. The final number five fell off my clipboard.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/aboutthebbc/entries/aa333a07-d7a5-495c-8243-7963e8ec1225

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