07 March 2004

Sky drop "Channel 6" plans

The Times reports that BSkyB boss James Murdoch has decided to abandon plans for the launch of a new entertainment channel on Freeview (a so-called "Channel 6") so that the company can focus on developing its pay-TV services. Sky News, Sky Sports News and Sky Travel will however continue to broadcast on Freeview but they will not receive significant increases in funding.
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