BBC HD Nordics

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Launched 3 December 2008
Closed 5 January 2016
Owned by BBC Worldwide
Broadcast area Nordic countries & Turkey
Sister channel(s) BBC Entertainment
BBC Lifestyle
BBC World News
BBC Earth
BBC Brit
Canal Digital Channel 68 : Denmark
Canal Digital Channel 63 : Finland
Canal Digital Channel 68 : Norway
Canal Digital Channel 40 : Sweden
YouSee Denmark Channel 181
DNA Finland Channel 260
Canal Digital Norway Channel 104
GET Norway 49
Com Hem Sweden 37
Sappa Sweden 32

BBC HD Nordics was a television channel broadcasting high-definition programming to Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Iceland. The channel is also included in HD Cable Platform Teledünya in Turkey.

The channel was launched on 3 December 2008 from the Canal Digital platform and YouSee in Denmark.[1] It was the third BBC HD channel overall (after the British BBC HD and BBC HD Australia), and the first in Continental Europe. The launch of BBC HD coincided with the launch of BBC Entertainment, BBC Lifestyle and BBC Knowledge in Scandinavia.[2][3]

The channel broadcasts round-the-clock and heavily features BBC dramas and natural documentaries such as Bleak House and Planet Earth.

BBC HD ceased broadcast in the Nordic region on Tuesday 5 January 2016. [4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Canal Digital opruster med 11 HD-kanaler". 3 December 2008. 
  2. ^ "BBC HD makes its European debut as BBC Worldwide launches channel portfolio in Scandinavia" (Press release). BBC Worldwide Press Releases. 1 October 2008. 
  3. ^ "BBC biffar upp i Sverige". Dagens Media. 13 November 2008. 
  4. ^ "BBC Nordic FAQ".