BBC One Scotland to be available in High Definition

BBC One Scotland is to become available in High Definition format, from Monday, including programmes such as its flagship news bulletin, Reporting Scotland.

What is being described by BBC Scotland director, Ken MacQuarrie (pictured), as a “watershed moment” – in a memo to staff – the  new service will be available on satellite, cable and Freeview: Sky Channel 143, Freesat 108, Virgin 108 and Freeview 101.

Says BBC, “a retune is required if you receive your signal from Caldbeck or Selkirk transmitter groups (Scottish Borders), to allow you to continue receiving Freeview HD services. Most digital receivers should update and receive the channel automatically, but to assist viewers during this period an on-screen message will be displayed.”

Continues MacQuarrie, in the memo: “This is a watershed moment that we have been working toward since the opening of Pacific Quay and we are now, for all intents and purposes, the BBC’s first fully end-to-end, file-based HD facility.”

For more information, read here.

Pic: Alan Peebles.