07.03.2007 01:00 PM
Ofcom to charge UK broadcasters for spectrum use

Ofcom, the UK’s equivalent of the FCC in the United States, plans to charge radio and TV broadcasters for the right to use RF spectrum for their transmissions.

The fee, known as Administered Incentive Pricing (AIP), will be levied beginning in 2014 and is based on the amount of spectrum they use. Other spectrum users, including the Ministry of Defense, mobile phone operators and emergency services, currently pay AIP or an equivalent charge.

The broadcast AIP fee will be levied on multiplex operators BBC, ITV, Channel 4, SDN and National Grid Wireless.

Ofcom has promoted a policy that does not grant UK broadcasters additional spectrum for digital terrestrial transmission of HDTV after the country’s own analog shutoff. Some UK broadcasters had sought additional spectrum for terrestrial HDTV.

Post New Comment
If you are already a member, or would like to receive email alerts as new comments are
made, please login or register.

Enter the code shown above:

(Note: If you cannot read the numbers in the above
image, reload the page to generate a new one.)

No Comments Found

Thursday 10:05 AM
NAB Requests Expedited Review of Spectrum Auction Lawsuit
“Broadcasters assigned to new channels following the auction could be forced to accept reductions in their coverage area and population served, with no practical remedy.” ~NAB

202 Communications /   Friday 12:41 PM
Albis Technologies Appoints New Head of Access Solutions
ignite strategic communications /   Thursday 03:48 PM
2015 HPA Tech Retreat(r) Unveils Expanded Session Schedule

Featured Articles
Discover TV Technology