04 October 2007

Ofcom launches Picnic consultation

Ofcom, the media regulator, has launched a public consultation on Sky’s plans to launch a subscription service on DTT. The Picnic service would replace Sky’s existing channels on Freeview (Sky Three, Sky News and Sky Sports News) with Sky Sports 1, and two streams of timesharing channels including programmes from Sky One and Sky Movies. Ofcom are considering 3 options: whether to approve the plans; whether to approve but on certain conditions; or whether to reject the proposal. Members of the public can respond to the consultation – and deeteetee encourages you to do so! – by visiting the Ofcom website here.