Ofcom and Spectrum for Terrestrial HD

Ofcom CEO Ed Richards offered some hope that it may reconsider the plan to auction of all the analogue spectrum freed by the switchover to DTT leaving some for HD.
He made these comments while speaking to the UK Parliamentary media committee saying that he wants to settle the dispute between those who want terrestrial HD and Ofcom’s plan to sell of the spectrum to the highest bidder. However he also said that Ofcom believe that broadcasters already have sufficient spectrum for between four and six HD channels on terrestrial TV. Ofcom is reported to have already received 750 applications for the freed spectrum even though most of it will not be released until 2012
Source: Media
Item added: 24th April 2007