30/06/2006

UK plans for digital switchover win International backing

Ofcom petitioned the ITU's (International Telecommunications Union) Regional Radiocommunication Conference to allocate the frequencies for digital terrestrial TV (Freeview) so it can be received across the UK (reaching about 98.5% of the population, which is equivalent to existing analogue broadcasts).

There is also concensus to release the analogue channels (after switchover) in a technology neutral manner (with restrictions).

This has been hard work for Ofcom, but a rewarding outcome.
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