BBC viewers have received an upgrade to their TV experience as the company rolls out a better quality experience.

The corporation has added a high definition option to their regional channels, including in the South of England.

The service was rolled out on Monday, January 23, with BBC One South being the first channel in the country to receive the upgrade.

Viewers who receive South Today, which is available in Sussex and across the South coast will now get their news on BBC One HD rather than the red slate which had been a placeholder while the show is aired on regular channels.

A full rollout will take place over the next six weeks and will be completed by March.

Currently the HD channel is only available to viewers on satellite platforms such as Sky and Freesat. The service will eventually also be available to Freeview customers in the coming weeks.

The BBC is yet to announce a date when the service will be available for all viewers.