New BBC HD Channels on Freesat, Freeview, Virgin Media, YouView and Sky

From tomorrow, the BBC will be launching five more of its existing channels in full high definition. Users of Freesat HD, Sky HD, YouView, Virgin Media and Freeview HD will all be able to access the new services from Tuesday the 10th of December, 2013.

Being rolled out in time for the busy Christmas and New Year television schedules, viewers with the necessary equipment will now be able to enjoy BBC Three, BBC Four, CBeebies, CBBC and BBC News in full 1080p picture resolution.

You can now watch the likes of Bluestone 42, Bad Education, The Call Centre, Backchat and Don’t Tell The Bride: Christmas on the Slopes on BBC Three HD this festive season:

The update gives a much needed boost to the number of HD channels currently available via subscription-free TV providers, such as Freeview and Freesat. So keep a look out for the new additions in your respective Electronic Programme Guides.

Currently both ITV and Channel 4 only broadcast one HD channel each on Freesat and Freeview, with viewers needing to subscribe to either Sky HD or Virgin Media to access the likes of ITV2 or E4 in high-def.

Each of the five new BBC channels will be broadcasting the same shows, at the same times as their standard definition counterparts, only now in HD.