UK plan for Local TV
A new framework which will allow local television services to be created across the UK has been published by Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt.
Mr Hunt said that a package of geographic interleaved spectrum will be allocated and managed by a new licensed multiplex company. This company will be obliged to build and operate the necessary multiplexes to carry separately licensed local TV services. The number of services that will emerge is subject to spectrum coverage and commercial sustainability. As a next step, the Government will publish a list of locations indicating spectrum coverage and potential local TV areas. Ofcom will lead the licensing process.
Source: Department of Culture, Media and Sport website
Item added: 24th July 2011