|Arqiva manages TV transmitter sites and some Freeview capacity|
Arqiva, who hold the licence to operate several digital TV multiplexes that carry content to viewer's homes with Freeview, says that the slots are suitable for standard definition TV services and that proposals to use them for either free-to-air or conditional access (pay TV) will be considered. The slots are available for full 24/7 services.
Broadcasters have been invited submit their proposals to Arqiva by 12th September. The slots will be made available through a competitive bidding process.
By making their services available on Freeview, potential users of the capacity will be able to reach around 90% of the UK population living within the coverage area of Arqiva's multiplexes.
On the 3rd September, some Freeview channel numbers are changing, with more space created in the channel list for new services.
For viewers who want to see a particular channel on Freeview, this may be a good time to contact the relevant channel operator to let them know of your interest in seeing them on terrestrial TV.