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ABC iview to upscale to HD

EXCLUSIVE: ABC iview is switching to upscaled HD in the first half of this year.

Head of Programming and Digital Rebecca Heap recently told TV Tonight, “I’m pleased to say it’s approved and currently on the worklist of the team. It will be coming in the first half of this year.”

That’s good news for the millions who use the catch-up and live streaming site, and have been patiently waiting for a long overdue upgrade.

It follows ABC’s primary channel upscaling in December.

But while it won’t quite be a true 1080p resolution due to costs, Heap says viewers will definitely notice the improvement.

“In terms of full HD it’s still a discussion in progress internally. It comes with extra costs in terms of bandwidth. But you will see a significant improvement in iview quality in the first half this year,” she said.

A date is yet to be locked down.

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