13 December 2008

Four HD Freeview channels by 2010

Ofcom have confirmed that there will be capacity for a fourth high definition television channel on Freeview by 2010. Public service broadcasters have been invited to submit proposals for the licence, which is being offered on the assumption that "that the latest generation H.264 video encoding and statistical multiplexing equipment will be used when the fourth service is launched". The BBC, ITV and Channel 4 are currently due to launch HD services on DTT.