Wednesday 17 July 2013 by Formelia Alberthine

BBC launch 5 new HD channels for people to watch repeats

The BBC have announced plans to launch 5 new HD channel offerings, so licence fee payers can have the option to watch the latest raft of repeats in the highest possible quality.

The repeats, which will appear across new HD versions of BBC News, BBC Three, BBC Four, CBeebies and CBBC, will not however be available in the new broadcast format due to the majority of them being filmed prior to the invention of HD.

BBC Director General Tony Hall told reporters he was excited at the new offerings.

“The opportunity to rebrand the already branded programmes as entirely new because they are now being broadcast on a channel which functions in a format they are not compatible with, was too much to resist.”

“We hope this will commence the start of several new publicity grabbing campaigns of no intrinsic value.”

“Watch out for a our black and white HD channel set to launch in 2020.”

BBC HD channels

Licence fee payer, Sheila Mount, wondered whether the public could circumvent the yearly payment based on the BBC’s repeat policy.

“I paid my licence fee last year, but they’re pretty much showing the same programme’s from then, so if I flashed them my bank statement with last years payment on it, would that be OK?”

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