The Register - Ofcom has confirmed that the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 will each launch a DVB-T2 HD channel by the end of 2009 to kick-start free-to-air digital HDTV in the UK. The only downside is, we'll all need new Freeview boxes if we want to receive the channels.
The BBC hasn't decided what will be available on its service. ITV1 will be simulcast in HD in the evening, and other broadcasters will be allowed to sub-let ITV's channel at other times. ITV will also use the channel to show major sporting events in HD. Channel 4 will also simulcast its normal schedule.
A fourth channel will follow in 2010.