In October 2016, Corus launched BBC Canada HD, a 1080i high definition simulcast of the standard definition feed. The HD feed is currently available on Optik TV (Telus).
As it is now 'available' - what's the plan?
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At this time, we do not have any further updates to share with regards to BBC Canada HD. Please accept my apologies.
When we do have information to share, we would likely provide an update via a blog post! Please stay tuned 🙂
I too would like to know when Rogers will deliver BBC Canada in HD. I have also noted that VIsion is now available in HD as of March this year!! Why can Rogers not deliver this to it's subscribers when it seems BELL is able to do?? In today's world when everything is being upgraded to provide a good quality image, even the cheaper cell phones, it seems silly to keep on broadcasting these SD channels. We pay a lot of money for cable TV, so please improve your service as you are able to do. Your customers will probably appreciate it! Thx!
All i can really say, is a lot of the time, it can be a licensing thing.
Just because a company has an SD version of the channel, doesnt automatically mean that they get the HD version too. They have to work out a deal and buy the HD version separately.
In some cases like these.. it could just be rogers, etc not wanting to pay for it 😛
But also there can sometimes be other restrictions, etc in place.
Sometimes a channel will have an EXCLUSIVE deal for a period of time with only one specific carrier. (they pay more for that exclusive). Bell owns space channel.. when space first came out in HD.. rogers COULDNT get it.. bell was holding it for a period as an exclusive channel in HD.
I too would like to know when Rogers will deliver BBC Canada in HD. I have also noted that VIsion is now available in HD as of March this year!!
Where do you see Vision TV in HD? I have Ch 24 and Ch 237, both in SD.