Progress towards Freeview DTT continues

Steve Maharey, The Broadcast Minister, has accepted a paper proposing a Freeview DTT model for New Zealand which would be similar to the one used in the UK.
The paper, presented by a group of media companies suggests a jointly run DTT platform.  The group calls itself the Freeview group and the members include TVNZ, TV3, Maori Television and Radio New Zealand.
Maharey is reported as saying that the cabinet will begin consultation on the issue next month and a decision should be made on how to go forward in July. With a positive decision development of the DTT service could begin later in the year.
Main source: Digitag
Item added: 1st May 2006