14 November 2007

French digital TV could disrupt Olympic coverage

Digital television transmissions from France could interfere with the equivalent transmissions on England’s south-east coast when the French complete their switchover in November 2011. According to a report from the National Audit Office, the powerful signals from the other side of the Channel will disrupt existing (pre-switchover) domestic signals. The BBC could be forced into bringing forward the switchover dates for the London and south-east regions if the situation is not resolved.