Ofcom’s 12 month plan announced
Ofcom has published its draft annual plan for the next 12 months, promising fair and effective competition for the delivery of pay-TV services and the selloff of the spectrum created through the Digital Dividend.
As part of its strategy Ofcom said that it would start a market investigation with reference to the Competition Commission, on subscription movies, particularly subscription video on demand services.
Ofcom are also undertaking spectrum clearance in the 800MHz and 2.6GHz bands ahead of the award of new licences for the spectrum or part spectrum segments.
DTT services will be cleared from channels 61 and 62 at the bottom of the 800 MHz band during the course of 2011 and 2012. This will clear the way for a spectrum auction during 2011/12 with the first awards made by the end of 2011/12 or early in 2012/13, dependent on a public consultation.
Source: Broadband TV News
Item added: 12th January 2011