Caroline Thomson, the BBC’s former Chief Operating Officer, has been appointed the new chair of Digital UK.
Sky News and an unnamed adult channel have lost their appeals against plans to move their EPG positions, known as Logical Channel Numbers (LCNs).
Plans by DMOL to reshuffle the UK’s DTT programme guide have been put on hold pending an appeal by Sky.
DMOL is proposing major changes to the numbering system used by the terrestrial platform Freeview resulting from the need to create more space for new channels.
Communications minister Ed Vaizey has told broadcasters the government is exploring ways to encourage investment in UK content through the electronic programme guide.
DMOL, the organisation that is responsible for the numbering system on the UK terrestrial platform, says it has received backing for changes involving teleshopping, IP channels and the positioning of local TV channels.
DTT Multiplex Operators Ltd (DMOL), the organisation set up by the operators of the six DTT multiplexes, is consulting on plans to add numbering for IP channels.