BBC Two Wales will launch in high-definition later this year – enabling BBC Wales to deliver all of its programming in HD for the first time.
Precise launch dates are still to be confirmed, the beeb say, but the channel will be viewable via Freeview HD, Youview, BBC iPlayer and other DTT HD platforms.
BBC Cymru Wales Director Rhodri Talfan Davies notes the shift was an important step in the technical upgrade of BBC Wales services as it prepares to move to its new broadcast centre at Central Square in Cardiff city centre.
“I am delighted that all of BBC Wales’ TV output will now be available in HD for the first time. Audiences across Wales rightly expect HD-quality broadcasts – and I’m delighted we have at last been able to confirm the switch to HD for BBC Two Wales.” – Rhodri Talfan Davies, BBC Cymru Wales Director
The upgrade coincides with the biggest expansion in BBC Wales English-language programming in a generation, supported by £8.5m per annum in new funding.
In the last six months, BBC Wales has recorded its biggest drama and factual audiences in more than a decade with hit series Keeping Faith and Valley Cops.