Interesting that Ofcom are foreseeing making this facility available, but I wonder how good such services are at promoting themselves with distinctive content, and thus how much demand there might be.
Southampton had an analoguechannel 6 for a while, and I believe I remember a friend saying something about the Oxford area or near there.
I discovered the Southampton one on moving back to the area in 2003. It was a weaker signal and rather grainy here in the north of the coverage, I'd guess perhaps from the Fawleytransmitter used for Channel 5, but I don't know.
I didn't become a regular viewer, just checked up on it about half a dozen random times. There was some local programming, but a couple of times I looked it was relaying a Sky channel.
With the closure of Channel M which was the nation's only local digital TV station, and the pronouncement of the owning company's manager that Jeremy Hunt's policy on local TV were totally unsuitable for making a profit, is it likely than any of these proposed local TV stations will ever go on air?
If it won't work in London, then where will it work?
Granted the issue there is also a lot about there being Public Service only relay transmitters that will never carry such a multiplex. That said, there are probably many in the yellow area who won't be able to receive such a low powersignal, even though they receive their TV directly from Crystal Palace.