The BBC Parliament channel goes fullscreen on the Freeview channel from 13th November, just in time for The Queen’s Speech.
The channel, which screens coverage of Mayor’s Question Time in addition to the proceedings from Westminster, Edinburgh and Cardiff, currently airs as a quarter-video screen.
Announcing the changes Peter Knowles, Controller of BBC Parliament, said “for the first time, the full proceedings of Parliament can be seen on terrestrial television, broadcast as a normal TV channel.”
The change has long been sought by politicians and viewers. The BBC have historically claimed that capacity limitations on the Freeview service make it impossible to broadcast a full service.
The full screen offering will be accompanied by a BBCi digital interactive service and subtitles will become available in the same form as on other TV channels on Freeview/DTT.