18 March 2006

UK leads the world in digital take-up

There is now a higher proportion of households with at least one TV receiving digital TV services in the UK than in any other country in the world. 70% of households now receive digital television via digital cable, satellite or Freeview. In Wales, this figure rises to 80%. No other European nation has a take-up level greater than 50%. The popularity of Freeview is largely responsible: 7 out of every 10 new digital conversions are to the DTT service.

14 March 2006

Top Up Active appears

Top Up Active has appeared on channel 107, but is currently not broadcasting. In other news, the channel name for Sky Three has finally been updated – it had still read "Sky Travel".

11 March 2006

CITV Channel launches on Freeview

The CITV Channel has launched on Freeview channel 75. Broadcasting from 06:00 to 18:00 daily, the new children's channel timeshares broadcast capacity with ITV4.

08 March 2006

ITV Play to launch on Freeview

ITV have announced the launch of a new 24-hour phone-in quiz channel on Freeview, "ITV Play". The decision to launch a dedicated channel follows very successful (read: very profitable) programming broadcast overnight on ITV1 and ITV2. The channel will launch on April 19: it is not yet known where the capacity to broadcast the channel will come from: it could replace Men & Motors.