BBC 1 will go HD by end of year

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The Independent Online

Programmes such as EastEnders, The Apprentice and The One Show are to be broadcast in high definition by the end of the year as the whole of BBC 1 goes HD, it was announced yesterday.

The channel will be simulcast in HD from the autumn on Freesat, Freeview, Sky and Virgin Media. This will be in addition to the existing BBC HD channel, which will go from nine to 12 hours a day.