01 October 2008

Factions in Freeview flare-up

There have been "difficulties" between the various stakeholders of Digital Television Services Limited, the company set up to promote Freeview. According to Ofcom, there are growing concerns and differences in opinions between the company's shareholders (the BBC, National Grid Wireless, Sky, ITV and Channel 4), especially over Sky's plans to pull it's channels from Freeview and replace them with a subscription service. Earlier this year, there was deadlock over plans to increase Freeview's budget.