Pic of the Day: Freeview HD Technical Launch
"This is not a test signal, this is a full service so it has the EPG and all the required data that goes with the signal,"said James Jackson (above), Head of Broadcast Infrastructure, BBC as he plugged the cable labelled "Crystal Palace" into the back of one of the first Freeview HD sets to be seen out and about.
As launches go the real bit actually happened last night when they turned on DVB-T2 at the Crystal Palace and Winter Hill transmitters but this was still an exciting moment.
Freeview HD sets and set top boxes are promised to be in the shops by Easter and that 50% of viewers will be able to receive the HD signal by the World Cup next year. There was a demo for a Freeview HD postcode checker that should also be going live soon.
Paul Murphy is the Editor of the Internet blog.