20 April 2008

Ofcom chief: Switchover could have been greener

The chief executive of Ofcom has said that if they’d have changed anything about the planned digital switchover, it would be the introduction of strict environmental regulations. Ed Richards recognised the “big power issue [some Freeview boxes consume 100% of their usual operating power when in standby] and a big obsolete box issue” in a speech last week at an Institute of Engineering and Technology event.