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Ofcom rethinks Freeview HD proposal

April 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

Ofcom is to rethink its plans to sell of the radio spectrum when analogue TV is shut down in 2012. The regulator has received over 600 emails of complaint during its consultation period.
Ofcom says it is now considering its response and states: “We are still reviewing the responses to the consultation, but already it is clear that a wide range of issues have been raised and will require detailed consideration.” These include representations about reserving spectrum for high-definition TV services on Freeview and local TV services and holding spectrum back from the award for possible future innovations.
“We will consider the responses on these and all other issues very carefully over the coming weeks.” In the consultation document Ofcom says its objective was to maximize the benefits of the so-called ‘digital dividend’ to society as a whole.
By way of comparison, consultations on public service broadcasting and TV food advertising to children received about 30 responses each.
To read the non-confidential responses to Ofcom, click here

Tags: Broadcasting · High definition TV · Trade

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