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Digital Broadcasting

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 29 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) which areas (a) can receive all digital multiplex signals, (b) have partial coverage and (c) are unable to receive any digital multiplex signals via digital terrestrial television in each region; (168996)

(2) what percentage of each region is covered by each digital broadcasting multiplex signal on (a) terrestrial, (b) cable and (c) satellite broadcasting platforms;

(3) what the percentage coverage was of each digital broadcasting multiplex signal in each region broadcasting from each digital platform in each of the last five years.

The matters raised are the responsibility of the Office of Communications (Ofcom), as independent regulator for the communications sector. Accordingly, I have asked the chief executive of Ofcom to reply directly to the hon. Member. Copies of the chief executive's letter will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.