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Channel 5

Volume 175: debated on Thursday 28 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is his current estimate of the number of video recorders likely to require retuning to achieve Channel 5 output; and if he will make a statement.

We estimate that something over 750,000 video cassette recorders will need to be retuned or modified in order to prevent interference between the VCR output and the Channel 5 broadcast signal. The Broadcasting Bill provides that the cost of this work should be met by the Channel 5 licensee.