Ofcom has published details of the predicted coverage of the public service and commercial multiplexes following digital switchover. The UK regulator is predicting that the three DTT public service multiplexes will be available to 98.5% of UK households, representing 24.8 million people, and matching the current analogue coverage. The full six multiplexes will be available to 90.5% of UK households, representing 22.8 million people, some 6.4 million people than can presently receive the full number of multiplexes.
The predicted coverage follows Ofcom’s December statement that broadcasters’ licence conditions would include the requirement to substantially match their analogue television coverage.
Full details of the coverage predictions, including a transmitter by transmitter guide, can be found on the Ofcom website. (JC)