Thousands of BBC viewers are warned about HUGE change as channels are moved ... trends now
The BBC is making a huge change to BBC One HD which will affect thousands of its viewers.
Currently, terrestrial TV viewers have to change over to BBC One to catch the news for their local area, as BBC One HD is not equipped to show it.
But from tomorrow, certain regional programming will start being broadcast on the channel for those watching with Freeview or YouView in England.
The first six regions to receive this update will be London, East Midlands, West Midlands, Yorkshire, East Yorkshire & Lincolnshire and the Channel Islands.
All other regions are due to receive their regional programming on BBC One HD - channel 101 - on April 26.
The update means that the BBC will be able to retire the 'red slate' (pictured) which indicates that viewers need to switch over to the standard definition channel to catch their local news
The changes for digital terrestrial television will happen automatically throughout the day for the first six regions, but users may be prompted to retune their box.
BBC One HD will start showing regional programming, like the local news, over digital terrestrial television.
Digital terrestrial platforms include Freeview and YouView.
The standard definition version of BBC One, on channel 1, will still show regional programming.
BBC One HD is on channel 101.
The switch will be made for six regions in England tomorrow, and then the other seven on April 26.
Viewers may need to retune or reset their set-top box, if prompted to do so.
The same will apply to the other seven regions due to receive the update next month; North East & Cumbria, North West, West, South West, South (including Oxford), East (including Cambridge) and the South East.
The standard definition BBC One, on channel 1, will still be available and will still show regional programming.
These include local news broadcasts during BBC Breakfast and at 1.30pm, 6.30pm and 10.30pm on weekdays, as well as similar programmes at weekends.
The update means that the BBC will be able to