29 May 2007

Switchover spectrum sale stalled

Ofcom has been forced to delay its proposals for what it will do with the broadcast frequencies freed up after digital switchover, due to an overwhelming response to its consultation on the matter. Whatever they choose will be controversial - broadcasters want to use it for HD channels, while mobile phone companies are eager to get their hands on it for new features like, erm… mobile television. The results of the consultation will now be released in the Autumn.