Over on The Register I’ve written about why WRC-15 matters. You’ve probably never heard of it, but it’s a conference where decisions are made about the frequencies that countries can use for broadcasting and other purposes.
And one of the agenda items for WRC-15, which takes place in November next year, could spell the end for Freeview in the UK, giving up the frequencies to mobile phone companies.
If you, or people you know, rely on Freeview, then you should read the article, and respond to the Ofcom consultation, to let them know that you think it’s important we still have a viable free to air digital TV service.
Without Freeview, many of the less well off in the UK would have no option other than to replace their equipment with satellite for Freesat, or to pay either a broadband or subscription TV company for access to services that, for now, they can enjoy without an additional monthly fee.