14 August 2008

250,000 Freeviewers affected by changes

Nearly one-quarter of a million Freeview viewers were forced to buy new equipment following the roll-out of new transmission standards, it has been reported. The changes meant that some "legacy" boxes – those manufactured before the digital tick certification mark was launched – would no longer be able to receive channels. Freeview had estimated that around 1% of the total number of receivers in use would be affected.