Ofcom plans to press ahead with the auction of spectrum in the 600MHz band following digital switchover.In its draft work plan the regulator said it would hold the 600MHz auction in 2012-13. It said that one potential use would be to provide new TV services on digital-terrestrial TV. This might include new standard definition and HD channels on Freeview, or a completely new TV service. Another potential use of this spectrum would be the provision of enhanced wireless data services.Ofcom will prioritise the planned 800MHz and 2.6GHz auction over the 600MHz auction, to avoid running the two auctions at the same time. However, in the event that there is a delay to the 800MHz and 2.6GHz auction, it may progress the 600MHz auction in the meantime.Other TV-related plans include pressing ahead on work to implement a geolocation-based approach to enable white space access on a licence-exempt basis in the UHF TV band.Ofcom will also begin the process of working on the renewal of public broadcaster Channel 4’s licence, set to expire at the end of 2014. Channel 4 has been given a substantially increased public service remit as a result of last year’s Digital Economy Act.If the plan is approved by Parliament, Ofcom will also move forward with plans to license local TV services in the first half of the 2012-13 period. It envisages licensing a single multiplex operator which will deliver local television using geographically interleaved spectrum in a number of different locations, and subsequently moving forwards with licensing of individual services.Other work for the 2012-13 period includes a review of the work of ATVOD, the regulatory watchdog set up to monitor video-on-demand services in the UK.
Polish DTH operator Cyfra Plus has launched a new prepaid option called C+ Na Karte.From today, customers can use a prepaid card to access various channels via Thomson receivers costing PLN129 (€31) and PLN159. This will give six months access to the C+ Na Karte package of channels. The card can be recharged via the internet at a cost of PLN99.
Police at Strand Road appeal after teenage was stabbed and robbedTHE PSNI in Derry is investigating a vicious street robbery in Derry at the weekend.The incident happened in Marlborough Street on Saturday, June 10.Police received a report that an 18-year-old man was attacked by two males as he walked in the Marlborough Street area at around 5.45 pm on Saturday evening. ShareTweet A police spokersperson said: “The two males punched and kicked the man to the ground and stole his phone.“The man was treated in hospital for cuts and bruising and an injury to his stomach which is believed to have been caused by a bladed weapon. bogsideDerryMarlborough StreetPSNITEEN KNIFED AND ROBBED OF MOBILE PHONE IN DERRY STREET ATTACK “Following the attack, the two males made off on foot through a metal fence on Marlborough Road towards the Bogside.“Detectives are appealing to anyone who witnessed this incident or who has any information to contact them at Strand Road on 101 quoting reference number 1040 10/06/17.” Information can also be given anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.TEEN KNIFED AND ROBBED OF MOBILE PHONE IN DERRY STREET ATTACK was last modified: June 15th, 2017 by John2John2 Tags: