Read this: Public service broadcasters join forces on catch-up service for smart TVs - Media - The Guardian
Summary: It was originally envisaged that YouView would be used as the future brand and technology for public service broadcasting, eventually replacing less advanced Freeview which is in more than 13 million homes. With as many as 3m households set to have a smart TV by the end of this year, and given that the user experience is controlled by the TV manufacturers, it has become increasingly important for broadcasters to secure their prominence. - theguardian.comRead full article: Public service broadcasters join forces …
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Channel 4 and Channel 5 are entirely independent of the ITV organisation. As such, they select which transmitters to be available on, if at all, and what type of service they provide. As they are commercial operations, the potential for income from advertisers is a key factor in their thinking. Each service costs them cash to operate so they will want an income stream large enough to cover their costs.
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