Lords Committee inquiry into digital switchover continues

03 February 2010

The House of Lords Communications Committee inquiry into the progress of, and prospects for, digital switchover of television and radio in the United Kingdom continues at 10.30 am

Witnesses

10.30am

  • Grant Goddard, Independent Radio Analyst
  • John Myers, Author on the independent review of local radio
  • William Rogers, Chief Executive Officer, UKRD - a multi media company that owns and operates 15 local commercial radio stations
  • Scott Taunton, Chief Executive Officer, UTV Radio

11.30am

  • Caroline Thomson, Chief Operating Officer, Audio and Music, BBC
  • Graham Plumb, Head of Distribution, Audio and Music, BBC
  • Tim Davie, Director, Audio and Music, BBC

The Digital Switchover Programme, announced in 2005, will replace the UK's existing analogue television network with a fully digital television network between 2008 and 2012. The Committee are seeking evidence that will enable them to make an interim assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the switchover process, the Digital Switchover Help Scheme and how effective the public communications campaign has been.

The inquiry will also cover the development of arrangements for Digital Switchover for radio, including outstanding technical issues and the views of UK broadcasters and consumers.

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