Digital TV Group questions Ofcom’s HD/DTT plans

The Digital TV Group (DTG), has responded to industry regulator Ofcom’s consultation: The Future of Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT).
While the Group welcomes Ofcom’s recognition that High Definition TV (HDTV) public service broadcasts should be provided for on DTT, it believes the regulator’s current proposals have the potential to compromise DTT’s long term viability.
It believes that the temporary loan of additional spectrum for HDTV is vital if the quality of both HDTV and SDTV is not to be compromised by squeezing them in to the existing allocations before the proposed new compression and transmission technology has been developed sufficiently.
The DTG go on to say that a national HDTV strategy encompassing all TV platforms: cable, IPTV, satellite and terrestrial is required.
The DTG’s response can be downloaded from the following link: DTG Ofcom response
Source: DTG website
Item added: 5th February 2008