said by PJL: said by icemannyr1:
My guess is BBC Word News is being sent to FiOS full screen since FiOS does not have an HD feed they are using to make the SD channel.
If you read above, you will see that no provider gets an HD feed.
That being the case as PBS is getting a 16x9 picture the BBC is sending the signal as SD 16x9. Actually, in SoCal KNBC California Nonstop is being sent to us in SD 16x9 (480i).
So Verizon should letterbox BBC-WS and leave it that way as unlike Fox News & CNN they don't run 4x3 commercials.