Given the likely greater use of IP as a distribution technology for free TV services, we wish to establish a framework for a Next Generation Platform (NGP) that would be agnostic between distribution technologies.
We believe that there will remain an important role for linear scheduled TV channels in an IP-delivered TV world, and we therefore need to think about how an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) might look and the rules for allocating channel numbers on an NGP.
This consultation invites views on our proposed Policy for ‘Logical Channel Numbers’ (LCNs) for such a platform.
- This consultation relates solely to an NGP and our proposed Policy for ‘Logical Channel Numbers’ (LCNs) for this platform.
- It does not relate to the DTT LCN Policy (which covers platforms including Freeview and Freeview Play) or Freesat: for the avoidance of doubt, channel numbers on Freeview, Freeview Play and Freesat are not affected by this consultation.
- We encourage responses from all stakeholders in free TV platforms.
This consultation has now closed.