It looks as if the BBC is planning to go full high definition by April 2011, which is something that has been a long time coming.
Originally the BBC was supposed to broadcast a full HD service in early 2010, but that time came and went with no HD in sight.
But now the BBC has announced that by April 2011 all BBC channels will be broadcast in HD.
This will mean that there will be an HD channel for each of the BBC’s current channels, allowing those viewers with the right equipment to view their favourite shows without having to keep switching over to the BBC HD channel.
The BBC has told producers that all shows should be filmed in HD.
This will make it easier when the switch to HD happens, when any content filmed in the standard format will be converted to HD.