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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-05-02more like thismore than 2014-05-02
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans the Government has to ensure that places where repeater transmitters are situated receive a full Freeview service. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Monmouth more like this
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David T. C. Davies remove filter
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-08more like thismore than 2014-05-08
star this property answer text <p>Ofcom estimates that 98.5% of UK households have access to 17 channels including those from the public service broadcasters (PSBs) on the digital terrestrial TV (DTT, or Freeview) platform, and that approximately 90% of UK households are also able to receive additional commercial DTT channels. Around 1.5% of UK households cannot easily receive DTT services with less than 0.5% not able to receive DTT services at all. However, DTT, cable and satellite digital television services together cover practically 100% of UK households, so that in all but the most exceptional of cases, everyone should be able to get digital television by one means or another. As well as subscription services, digital satellite TV offers non-subscription reception options for a one-off equipment and installation cost, but with no on-going monthly payments.</p><p>We have had no discussions with Freeview or Digital UK, who manage the DTT platform, about extending services and there are no plans to require broadcasters to improve the DTT coverage levels agreed for digital television switchover in 2006.</p><p>Purely commercial DTT services are not subject to the ‘near-universal' coverage requirements which apply to PSB DTT services, and while the operators of the commercial DTT services were given the opportunity to extend their networks at the time of digital switchover, the operators determined that it was not commercially viable for them to build-out their services to additional transmitter sites.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
197692 more like this
197694 more like this
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less than 2014-05-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-08T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for David T. C. Davies more like this