BBC to sub-let spectrum on multiplex B
The recent country wide DTT frequency retune was mainly required to clear multiplex B of most services for the launch of HD services, which will start on a region by region basis as the switch to all digital services progresses.
However in the intervening period the BBC plan to sub-let some spectrum on the multiplex. This will also mean the closure of one BBC Red Button interactive video stream and the BBC Multiscreen stream, services which are still on multiplex B.
The BBC will through a competitive tender, offer to the market the two vacant streams available in other parts of the UK in the interim period before the digital switch over in 2012.
Source: Digital TV Group
Item added: 9th November 2009