Brit WeekBBC News, BBC Three, BBC Four, CBeebies and CBBC are all set to get the High Definition treatment.
The BBC has announced that it will be showing the Olympic ceremonies and 100m final in 3D this summer, describing the broadcasts as "a 3D experiment".
The BBC is set to show the Wimbledon men's and ladies' singles finals in 3D, marking its first ever three dimensional broadcast and the 125th anniversary of the tennis competition.
The BBC is to run an EastEnders storyline which sees the Queen Vic burning down, to make way for the programme to be filmed in HD.
Ofcom has backed the BBC's proposal to use DRM to protect some of its HD shows from multiple copying, with high value film and drama content set for a copying lockdown.
One of the world's most famous horse races will be broadcast in HD this year, with the BBC confirming that it will be showing the Grand National live from Aintree in high definition.
The BBC and Freeview have confirmed that the Freeview HD rollout is to commence next year with many towns to be equipped with hi-def free-to-air channels from as early as March 2010 - with 50 per cent of the population able to receive BBC HD before the football World Cup is to take place in July.
The BBC has responded to complaints about a sudden reduction in the quality of its HD programming, with the Head of BBC HD Danielle Nagler insisting that the problems were nothing to do with a concurrent reduction in bit-rate.