Grade forming HDTV ‘war cabinet’
ITV executive chairman Michael Grade is reported to be forming a ‘war cabinet’ with other senior members of the ‘HD for All alliance’.
The Government plans to sell of the spectrum released during the analogue switch-off, instead Grade wants the bandwidth to be used to broadcast terrestrial HDTV services on a free-to-view basis.
Grade is reported to have told the Sunday Telegraph that “Retailers, manufacturers and rival broadcasters are determined to get the Government and the regulator to understand, the level of consumer anger they are going to face after analogue switchover, when the public realise that they are unable to receive their favourite channels in HD on Freeview, on the HD-ready TV sets that they are buying by the millions”
Source: Digital Television Group
Item added: 26th June 2007