Bernie Ecclestone boosted the hopes of F1's global television audience on Sunday by indicating the sport will be broadcast in high definition next year.

Bernie Ecclestone boosted the hopes of F1's global television audience on Sunday by indicating the sport will be broadcast in high definition next year.

Earlier in 2010, despite the FOTA fan survey showing that 70 per cent of fans wanted HD broadcasts, F1 chief executive Ecclestone said 2011 was "too soon" for the introduction of the newer technology.

"I think we'll be moving to high definition probably next year," he told BBC pundit Eddie Jordan in Singapore on Sunday.

It is believed this year's on-track action is being filmed in HD, although that feed is not yet offered to broadcasters.

Many sports have been broadcast in HD for years.

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