Read this: Freeview TV under threat as mobile phone companies eat up more of the airwaves - TV Radio - Media - The Independen
Summary: She said she feared an insidious slicing away of spectrum available to DTT because mobile is the sexy thing and the thing which is engaging policy makers and makes Government money from selling spectrum. Her comments come ahead of a meeting of the World Radio Conference next year at which an earlier decision is expected to be ratified, ensuring that the 700 Megahertz MHz spectrum band is reallocated from television to mobile. Ms Thomson said this would mean that in 2018, Freeview viewers would be required to make fresh adjustments to their sets. - independent.co.ukwww.independent.co.ukFreeview TV under threat as mobile phone…
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Conor: You could see Caroline Thomson's speech as sending a message to get the phone companies tanks off Freeview's lawn, in much the same way that Freeview's previous CEO made much of the possible problems with 4G interference.
Its certainly true that the less of the spectrum Freeview has, the more it threatens the platforms existence, but its early days yet, and I'm sure Digital UK will lobby very hard.
Not everyone wants or can have Freesat, or any other system, so its important to have choice.
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