Consultations

Allocation of a channel number to the Freeview Accessible TV Guide – 10 October 2019

Digital UK is working to build an accessible version of the Freeview TV Guide, that will work on all Freeview Play devices. To access the Freeview Accessible TV Guide, users will switch their TV to a particular channel number.

Digital UK is now consulting on which channel number should be allocated to the Freeview Accessible TV Guide.

This consultation explains what the Freeview Accessible TV Guide will do, which channel numbers we have considered, and which channel number we propose to use.

We encourage responses from all stakeholders in the DTT platform; particularly channel providers, multiplex operators, TV platforms that would be affected by the proposals, consumer groups, charities representing disabled people and older people, and viewers and listeners, particularly those with disabilities affecting their sight, hearing or both. 

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All responses should reach Digital UK by 17:00 on 8 November 2019. 

 

Reorganisation of the DTT LCN Listing and changes to Digital UK's LCN Policy - 18 October 2016

Digital UK has published a consultation on proposals to expand the Freeview TV guide and update its policy for allocating channel numbers (LCNs). The proposals are designed to:

  • Ensure channel genres have the capacity to accommodate new services, following strong demand from broadcasters.
  • Simplify Digital UK's LCN policy and provide greater flexibility for channel providers.
  • Provide additional consumer protection measures to further minimise risks around minors viewing inappropriate content.

We welcome responses from all stakeholders in the DTT platform including channel providers, multiplex operators, consumer groups and viewers and listeners.

This consultation has now closed.

Non-confidential responses to the consultation

Consultation on the allocation of LCN 7 - 16 Dec 2015

Digital UK has published a consultation on options for the allocation of Logical Channel Number (LCN) 7 in the Freeview programme guide, following confirmation of the BBC's plans to transition BBC Three to an online service.

Responses are invited from channel providers and other stakeholders in the DTT platform, including viewers and consumer groups. This consultation has now closed.

Non-confidential responses to the consultation

Consultation on reserving content genre LCNs for HD-only services - 16 Dec 2015

Digital UK has published a consultation on the reservation of channel numbers in the General Entertainment and News genres for HD-only services. This is designed to make it easier to implement a possible substitution of SD and HD channels in the future.

Responses are invited from channel providers and other stakeholders in the DTT platform, including viewers and consumer groups. This consultation has now closed.

Non-confidential responses to the consultation

Digital UK responses to consultations

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