09 October 2008

New Freeview slot up for grabs

Arqiva, the operator of multiplexes C and D, has called for bidders to register their interest in a brand new channel slot. The slot will be available for 24 hours a day, and is in addition to the existing channels it broadcasts. The deadline for proposals is October 22; the channel is expected to available from January. It has been made possible thanks to "improved multiplexing and compression technology" – the same technology that has made channels like Smile TV 2 possible. Ahem.