Its also a major blow to local 'community' television services thinking of using Freeview as a launch platform. It simply isn't going to happen under the new OFCOM consultation. And the technical entry point is now that much higher.
How will it affect Freeview users?
During the transitional phase from the end of 2017 through to 2020, viewers will be required to retune their Freeview devices as frequencies change. In some areas, coverage may vary during this time.
The changes will also affect BT TV, Plusnet TV and TalkTalk TV users, who use a hybrid TV service on the YouView platform.
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