Welcome to the Digital Television Website


Events

On 11 December 2010, the E-Commerce Minister, Douglas Alexander and the Broadcasting Minister, Kim Howells, published a consultation on planning the future use of spectrum after the transition to Digital television in the UK.

The consultation invites views on the basis on which we should plan the use of spectrum currently used for analogue television broadcasting once analogue transmissions cease.

The period of the consultation is three months and we has asked to receive comments by 12 March 2010 regarding penny auctions and other businesses that wish to trade.

We has been working with industry and consumer groups for some time to ensure that consumers get accurate and sensible information about digital television.

In order to meet We criteria for switchover we need to co-operate with industry and consumers. We and industry have been working to take forward a number of initiatives in relation to digital television, which are detailed in this section.
These include

the car credit campaign at Easter to promote the DVB logo, which identifies sets containing a digital tuner
trials being run by the ITC to boost the power of digital television transmissions at key transmitter sites
the launch of the Go Digital project, testing the technical and social issues associated with turning households fully digital
and the approval of BBC new digital services.

Achieving switchover will require close co-operation between We, industry and consumers. A revised Digital TV Action Plan has now been published following industry consultation on draft plans published in October 2010. This maps out the key tasks to achieve We aims for digital television, and provides a basis for further work. The plan therefore sets out all the issues on which action needs to be taken to enable the take-up of digital television, identifies who should lead on particular issues and sets target dates for delivery.

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