UK free-to-air broadcaster Five has failed to resolve the issues that would have guaranteed it space on the relevant digital terrestrial multiplex for a high definition service. The capacity, on multiplex B, will now be available for UK public broadcaster the BBC to use.
Communications regulator Ofcom was seeking certain guarantees from Five before reserving it space on multiplex B. However, the RTL-owned broadcaster was unable to resolve the outstanding issues.
FiveÂs fellow free-to-air broadcasters Channel 4 and Welsh-language service S4C had also applied for space to be reserved on the multiplex so that they could launch HD services.
Ofcom said that, in both cases, the broadcasters had failed to provide guarantees that they could launch services within the required timeframe. The BBC is now considering how to best use the capacity.
ICYMI: Mediaset: no last-minute resolution to Vivendi dispute digitaltveurope.com/2021/04/16/med…
16 April 2021 @ 20:02:00 UTC
ICYMI: Amazon Prime at 200 million subscribers digitaltveurope.com/2021/04/16/ama… https://t.co/inpIBZ0Kkn
16 April 2021 @ 19:00:00 UTC
Orange France launches mesh Wi-Fi repeater digitaltveurope.com/2021/04/16/ora… https://t.co/6nY9CVh3sy
16 April 2021 @ 17:30:00 UTC