Liberals don't like Freeview Lite
Britain's third party, are concerned about the 2.5 million homes that will not get the full Freeview service after switchover: Liberal Democrats - TV switchover - Don't lose the remote, Moore tells government
Telling today's Guardian, Digital TV switchover will hit rural viewers - Media - The Guardian :
The local Liberal Democrat MP, Michael Moore, said it meant rural viewers were getting "Freeview lite" and followed the controversial decision by ITV and Ofcom to cut regional news and current affairs coverage, and allow Border TV's news to merge with Tyne-Tees.
"This is excluding large chunks of the country - it's a very bad principle to establish," he said. "There's a principle here, that people in rural Britain are somehow allowed to be second class citizens. To some people this may seem a relatively small issue but it's symbolic of a wider issue - the neglect of rural Britain by this government."
(The article is wrong about FIVE, of course, it is moving to Multiplex 1 at switchover).
It is hardly news to UK FREE TV reader! Freeview Lite? - ukfree.tv - independent digital television and switchover advice, since 2002
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