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Wondered if anyone knows why the HD offering from the BBC is so poor and why BBC1 especially still does not have its own dedicated HD Channel for the full programme line up even if it was upscaled as the majority of C4 and ITV HD are?

 

Even Luxe and Sci Fi offer full HD and upscaled programmes so why can't the BBC, surely these channels don't have the budget BBC do? I thought, maybe in ignorance, that the BBC were one of the worlds best funded broadcasters but it appears not, why do they seem to be far behind their competitors given the amount of money they recieve from licence payers?

 

It can't be down to advertising alone on other channels as the BBC still do enough of that anyway no matter how discreet they try to be about it.

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Wondered if anyone knows why the HD offering from the BBC is so poor and why BBC1 especially still does not have its own dedicated HD Channel for the full programme line up even if it was upscaled as the majority of C4 and ITV HD are?

 

Even Luxe and Sci Fi offer full HD and upscaled programmes so why can't the BBC, surely these channels don't have the budget BBC do? I thought, maybe in ignorance, that the BBC were one of the worlds best funded broadcasters but it appears not, why do they seem to be far behind their competitors given the amount of money they recieve from licence payers?

 

It can't be down to advertising alone on other channels as the BBC still do enough of that anyway no matter how discreet they try to be about it.

probably because the BBC has SO many pointless other radio stations/services..

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Because it would then either not show HD versions of stuff that is on other channels (e.g. Dr Who Confidential on BBC3 and HD) or would have to have HD versions for all its channels. Sky can get away with many HD channels because of the bandwidth on satellite but as its been tricky to squeeze room for a few terrestrial HD channels doubt the other broadcasters would like HD version of BBC1 - 4 taking them all up.

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