[backstage] Digital Britain Interim Report is published

2009-01-29 Thread Brian Butterworth
A lot to enjoy here... Our plans for the level of service which we believe should be universal. We anticipate this consideration will include options up to 2Mb/s. http://www.dcms.gov.uk/images/publications/digital_britain_interimreportjan09.pdf Brian Butterworth follow me on twitter:

Re: [backstage] Digital Britain Interim Report is published

2009-01-29 Thread Scot McSweeney-Roberts
I love how they make it sound like Apple's recent dumping of DRM was an embrace of some form of DRM that would work on any and all devices: Digital Rights Management (DRM), properly applied, also has a role (i.e. where it allows users to access content on any device that they own, rather than

Re: [backstage] Digital Britain Interim Report is published

2009-01-29 Thread Jim Tonge
And plenty not to: (page 22) On the same basis, the Government has yet to see a case for legislation in favour of net neutrality. In consequence, unless Ofcom find network operators or ISPs to have Significant Market Power and justify intervention on competition grounds, traffic

Re: [backstage] Digital Britain Interim Report is published

2009-01-29 Thread Brian Butterworth
I'm quite impressed by the way that the whole DAB+ issue has become a box about the boring sounding European 'Digital Radio Receivers Profiles' on page 33. Strange way to write a long-term plan if you ask me. 2009/1/29 Jim Tonge jim_d_to...@yahoo.co.uk And plenty not to: (page 22) On the

Re: [backstage] Digital Britain Interim Report is published

2009-01-29 Thread Brian Butterworth
In the box on page 34, the second table has no headings. Nowhere does it mention the 'planned coverage' is for 2030. And best of all... N.B. Comparing analogue FM to DAB coverage is not straightforward due to the individual characteristics of each platform and it is necessary to measure the

Re: [backstage] Digital Britain Interim Report is published

2009-01-29 Thread Scot McSweeney-Roberts
Maybe I missed it, but I didn't see any mention of FM vs DAB quality. Even if the coverage is (eventually) there, if the quality isn't as good then I don't see 50% of the population switching to DAB any time soon. On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 16:31, Brian Butterworth briant...@freeview.tvwrote: In

RE: [backstage] Digital Britain Interim Report is published

2009-01-29 Thread John Ousby
-backst...@lists.bbc.co.uk] On Behalf Of Scot McSweeney-Roberts Sent: 29 January 2009 16:41 To: backstage@lists.bbc.co.uk Subject: Re: [backstage] Digital Britain Interim Report is published Maybe I missed it, but I didn't see any mention of FM vs DAB quality. Even if the coverage is (eventually

Re: [backstage] Digital Britain Interim Report is published

2009-01-29 Thread Scot McSweeney-Roberts
: owner-backst...@lists.bbc.co.uk] *On Behalf Of *Scot McSweeney-Roberts *Sent:* 29 January 2009 16:41 *To:* backstage@lists.bbc.co.uk *Subject:* Re: [backstage] Digital Britain Interim Report is published Maybe I missed it, but I didn't see any mention of FM vs DAB quality. Even if the coverage

Re: [backstage] Digital Britain Interim Report is published

2009-01-29 Thread Brian Butterworth
:* Re: [backstage] Digital Britain Interim Report is published Maybe I missed it, but I didn't see any mention of FM vs DAB quality. Even if the coverage is (eventually) there, if the quality isn't as good then I don't see 50% of the population switching to DAB any time soon. On Thu, Jan 29

RE: [backstage] Digital Britain Interim Report is published

2009-01-29 Thread John Ousby
: 29 January 2009 18:24 To: backstage@lists.bbc.co.uk Subject: Re: [backstage] Digital Britain Interim Report is published But if it's 50% digital listening and let's say 90% of that isn't DAB, then why bother making a clear statement of Government and policy commitment to enabling DAB