Originally, programmes from BBC Two were shown in high definition on the dedicated BBC HD channel. However, in plans outlined by the director general Mark Thompson on 6 October 2011, BBC HD would close to be replaced by BBC Two HD, a high definition simulcast of BBC Two that would work much the same way as BBC One HD.
This move allowed the corporation to save £2.1 million, used to count towards its budget deficit following the freezing of the licence fee and the additional financial responsibility of addition services.
On 19 February 2013, it was announced that BBC Two HD would replace BBC HD from 6.05 am on 26 March 2013. Channel numbers for the BBC ‘s HD channels also changed on Sky, to allow BBC One HD and BBC Two HD to sit side-by-side on channels 141, and 142 respectively on the EPG.
On 16 July 2013, the BBC indicated that it wants to launch Northern Irish, Scottish and Welsh variations of BBC Two HD; however, this would require the approval of the BBC Trust, with a proposal due to be presented within six months.
On 10 December 2013, BBC Two HD was swapped with the SD channel in England on Sky ‘s EPG for HD subscribers…
2015 new frequency of BBC Two HD on Astra 2E / 2F / 2G at 28.2° East
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