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Is 5 a Public Service Broadcaster, would it be must carry?

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Old July 5th 03, 12:31 PM posted to uk.tech.tv.sky
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Default Is 5 a Public Service Broadcaster, would it be must carry?

"www.kernow-telecom.co.uk" wrote in message
"Ed" wrote in message
BBC is certainly a Public Service Broadcaster, and so I thought in
some ways was Channel 4 under its licenses and ownership. ITV being
born in an earlier age has the responsibilities and rights under its
license to be a Public Service and therefore must carry.
5 is FTA terrestial, but is it actually a public service broadcaster?


As far as I know - Only the BBC are subject to the must-carry rule (as it
has a Royal charter and must be able to be received by anyone who wants to
watch it). ITV, 4 and 5 are not currently on the list for DSAT (Remember

long it took ITV to come to Sky?), but they are on cable. This may all
change soon. However, remember that even if the must-carry rule is passed
for DSAT, it does not mean that they must be FTV. They may be a sub

if they wish. As long as they are carried, that's all that matters.



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BBC, ITV1 (but not ITV2), C4, S4C, and FIVE are legally licensed Public
Service Broadcasters. This reserves them Spectrum space on channels 1 to 5
terrestrially and due prominence.

However, there is NO must carry for FREE provision for Digital Satellite at



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