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BBC offers HD online

BBC offers HD online

Category: Broadband

Updated: 04/09/2017
First Published: 22/04/2009

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High definition (HD) programmes are now available from the BBC over the internet, the broadcaster has announced.

It is offering its HD channel over iPlayer, meaning viewers can access it online.

Programmes that can be seen this way include the new episodes of Dragons Den and this year's Doctor Who specials.

"For some people this will be their first experience of high definition viewing, allowing them to see and hear programmes that they love from the BBC in the very best quality possible," remarked Danielle Nagler, head of BBC HD.

The BBC said that HD programmes can give five times more detail in images.

Recently, Microsoft predicted that as more people go online for television viewing, internet will become the most used media in Europe in 2010.

It pointed out that more than 300 million people globally already use the internet to watch videos, while the expectation is that mobile phones and computers will be used to watch television using broadband.

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