Well looks like they have bowed to the pressure to roll out HD on freeview and for now going with the DVB-T2 standard as used elsewhere around the world. So we should all be watching the Olympics in HD! (maybe not channel islands)
See link below.
The good points is that there are loads of boxes that can be made available from manufactures in a short space of time and good news for people with playTV as long as Sony get the software sorted.
Bad points are that there will be only 4 channels. One will be BBC one ITV and C4. The last one is being looked at and maybe C4 for Film4HD or channel 5.
So is that all for freeview HD. Well seems not. This seems a stop gap as discussions continued on the new standard to use h264 and DD+.