31 October 2008

Ofcom finally reveal local TV plans

Ofcom has finally launched a consultation into the provision of local television services over Freeview after digital switchover. Channels like Manchester's Channel M face an uncertain future unless local multiplexes are made available. Ofcom are suggesting that large metropolitan areas be awarded capacity for a single local multiplex, for use for local TV channels, a quasi-national network of channels... or, potentially, for whatever the highest bidder decides to do with it.