freeview retune may be required in norwich & norfolk
Appeals over allocation of revised logical channel numbers (LCNs) on Freeview – Thursday, 4 October 2012
Following the publication on July 30, 2012 of proposals to update the Freeview programme guide, appeals were lodged by two organisations — Sky and an adult channel provider*.
Both appeals have been considered in accordance with DMOL policy. Having independently reviewed the evidence put forward, the chair of DMOL does not consider that either party has presented a sufficiently compelling case that the moves should not go ahead. The original decisions will therefore stand.
Previously announced changes to the HD and Adult LCN positions will go ahead on October 17, 2012. HD channels will start at 101 (currently 50); the Adult section will start at 171 (currently 91).
The News genre and Children’s genre moves will occur when the General Entertainment genre nears full capacity (see notes).
*The channel provider requested that its name remain confidential.
The Children’s and News genres will move to start at LCNs 121 and 131 respectively on the Wednesday that follows 16 weeks after LCN 65 is allocated (ie when the General Entertainment genre nears full capacity). In the event that the move date falls during a change freeze then the move would take effect on the Wednesday that follows the end of the change freeze.