BBC Three HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD and CBBC HD
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BBC Three HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD and CBBC HD

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Found 10th Dec 2013
Just a heads up, the BBC has brought forward the launch of its HD broadcasts of BBC 3, 4, News, Cbeebies, and CBBC, which is nice if you're a fan of their comedy, drama, and primary-colours-only childrens' offerings.

Don't forget to retune and switch to the HD channels.
Available on Freeview HD, Sky HD, Freesat HD, YouView, and Virgin Media.

More info, including EPG/channel numbers, at bbc.co.uk/blo…013

125 Comments

Free to air?

Original Poster

norville555

Free to air?


Yep. Added to op.

Nice, now they need to group them all together!

Not a freebie.

Editor

Any news on bbc plus 1 yet?

I cannot believe I have been allowing my kids to watch Iggle Piggle in SD. Shame on me.

great news

Thanks for the info, I'll have a fiddle about with my freesat box later.

Yes, they have just appeared on my Virgin Media package, along with additional other channels, like Watch, Gold and a few others. They did put my package price up by £2 a month or so ago, that I was going to query, so I reckon they will use this as justification for that now. I will still query the increase in the middle of what I thought was a fixed price deal. Just my tuppence worth for the day.

emribena

Any news on bbc plus 1 yet?



Nothing since Tony Hall made his announcement back in Oct:
bbc.co.uk/med…tml

Editor

theyiddo

Nothing since Tony Hall made his announcement back in … Nothing since Tony Hall made his announcement back in Oct:http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2013/dg-bbcone-plus1.html


They should have done it in time for Christmas with all the clashes that are going on - thanks for the reply

Excuse my obtuseness but how is this free ..................... tv license fee for the majority of mugs I suppose ?

Hredknapp

Excuse my obtuseness but how is this free ..................... tv … Excuse my obtuseness but how is this free ..................... tv license fee for the majority of mugs I suppose ?




Well since the law is not to raise money to pay for the BBC tv channels etc but to pay for a set to be able to receive the free broadcast programs I don't see your point.

You are free to take the risk and not pay to receive any tv channels if you like.

The money is used to pay for the transmitters etc as well as subs for the BBC to provide programming on the basis they will force others to provide better quality than otherwise. Just look at the USA for how bad it can be for free to air TV

Hredknapp

Excuse my obtuseness but how is this free ..................... tv … Excuse my obtuseness but how is this free ..................... tv license fee for the majority of mugs I suppose ?



If you wanted to be specific I suppose it could be considered "free to existing customers"

Crap gutted I have to pay for this garbage and poor quality viewing.When will the BBC fund itself rather then forcing people to pay for something I personally don't won't.

Sarah & Duck in HD? ferkyar!

Snap. The tv license fee should have been scrapped years ago

saw these this morning appear on my virgin box, great news. Also noticed I started getting an extra few channels ... prob because they want to increase my monthly charge by 20%

how is this a deal?

is this on sky?

muckspreader1

Crap gutted I have to pay for this garbage and poor quality viewing.When … Crap gutted I have to pay for this garbage and poor quality viewing.When will the BBC fund itself rather then forcing people to pay for something I personally don't won't.



Its easy to not pay, just get rid of any equipement able to receive live tv, oh that includes computers and mobiles / tablets etc.

Anything left can then be used legaly.....

I wish people would realise this funds more than just BBC tv......

adamsxi

is this on sky?



Try the link in the OP post oO

barryallott

how is this a deal?



Its not, thats why its in the freebies section

Drooler

Snap. The tv license fee should have been scrapped years ago



For what ? How would all the various parts of the free TV and Radio etc be paid for along with the TV towers etc etc etc ?

rpope

For what ? How would all the various parts of the free TV and Radio etc … For what ? How would all the various parts of the free TV and Radio etc be paid for along with the TV towers etc etc etc ?



Adverts!

Through self funding by the bbc - sponsorship, adverts etc.

Over £140 a year to pay for the junk the bbc produce (tv and radio) is just pathetic

Drooler

Snap. The tv license fee should have been scrapped years ago



So how do you want these new HD channels funded then? Adverts?

Yeah I'd rather adverts than TV license fee

Use sky+ to forward the adverts.

Original Poster

I think of the fee as a paid-for AdBlock Plus for broadcast media.

Personally, I think the price for removing all inane adverts is totally worth it. I watch and listen to a fair bit of BBC output and on the odd occasion I switch on a commercial station, radio or tv, I am driven nuts by adverts and channel cross promotion and Channel 5's 'news'.

Plus, where would we be without Alan Partridge?

Drooler

Yeah I'd rather adverts than TV license feeUse sky+ to forward the … Yeah I'd rather adverts than TV license feeUse sky+ to forward the adverts.



I don't like paying for license fee either, but you pay for sky which HAS adverts?

djvrs

I don't like paying for license fee either, but you pay for sky which HAS … I don't like paying for license fee either, but you pay for sky which HAS adverts?



And significantly better programming too. And the sky+ facility to avoid ads if programmes are recorded

Drooler

Yeah I'd rather adverts than TV license feeUse sky+ to forward the … Yeah I'd rather adverts than TV license feeUse sky+ to forward the adverts.



Dont have sky or VM so haow can that help, oh and it would be a mess for adverts, the money that all the other tv stations get for it would be cut massively as the spend went to the channels most watched, ie BBC 1, this would mean the Beeb etc may have tocut loads due to lack of money plus many other stations going out of business including maybe ITV 1.

You just go ahead and pay twice for it by paying Sky as well, I'm happy with what I have thankyou.

Drooler

Yeah I'd rather adverts than TV license feeUse sky+ to forward the … Yeah I'd rather adverts than TV license feeUse sky+ to forward the adverts.



The problem is you would end up with all channels showing soaps, reality shows, shows discussing reality shows, repeats and cheap quiz shows.

Personally I hate having to fast forward through adverts when I can watch an uninterrupted program on the BBC, although to be fair some of the adds are better then the programs that they interrupt.;)

Drooler

And significantly better programming too. And the sky+ facility to avoid … And significantly better programming too. And the sky+ facility to avoid ads if programmes are recorded



OK Strip out the stuff made by the BBC and what have you left, loads of old BBC stuff on others channels like Dave. Then a minor amount of the output from free USA channels. Most of the rest is from Pay To View channels like deiscovery. You pay more per month than for all the free stuff for masses of rubbish plus a few overpriced channels for movies and sports. How much is your bill a month that you are happy paying ?

Nevyn13

The problem is you would end up with all channels showing soaps, reality … The problem is you would end up with all channels showing soaps, reality shows, shows discussing reality shows, repeats and cheap quiz shows.



That pretty much sums up the BBC at the moment.

Hredknapp

Excuse my obtuseness but how is this free ..................... tv … Excuse my obtuseness but how is this free ..................... tv license fee for the majority of mugs I suppose ?



In the same way that free cinema screenings are posted that are only available to Sky / Virgin TV customers who pay to subscribe to Movies... at least this is available to (almost) everyone, and I personally wouldn't have known about it if it hadn't bee posted on here

Thanks Dancedar - heat added!

rpope

You just go ahead and pay twice for it by paying Sky as well, I'm happy … You just go ahead and pay twice for it by paying Sky as well, I'm happy with what I have thankyou.



Technically you're paying for it three times with Sky, as when Sky was launched, the government ruled that the BBC should have to pay Sky for the privilege of being able to show their channels.

rpope

OK Strip out the stuff made by the BBC and what have you left, loads of … OK Strip out the stuff made by the BBC and what have you left, loads of old BBC stuff on others channels like Dave. Then a minor amount of the output from free USA channels. Most of the rest is from Pay To View channels like deiscovery. You pay more per month than for all the free stuff for masses of rubbish plus a few overpriced channels for movies and sports. How much is your bill a month that you are happy paying ?



But you can CHOOSE to pay for what you watch with the others. There is no choice with the BBC. You have to pay for it if you want to watch something else live, even if you don't ever watch the BBC.

Think how many programs Sky actually produce themselves - a tiny fraction of their airtime. How many of those are actually any good, and how many adverts there are in them compared to how much you pay per month for them. Now compare to subscriptions for newspapers, magazines, all of that.

Frankly, the BBC provide great value for money & I can largely ignore BBC1 (especially weekends) and BBC3 (especially... nigh entirely). If not for the BBC there'd be ****-all produced over here. They provide competition.

Otherwise, enjoy your Murdochracy!
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