Petition Guarantee access to broadcast TV (Freeview) and aerial radio beyond 2040

The Government must guarantee access to Freeview and aerial radio beyond 2040. Unless the Government takes such action ahead of the World Radiocommunication Conference in November 2023 the spectrum of frequency allocated to Digital Terrestrial TV (Freeview) may be lost and the services disbanded

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Millions rely on Freeview/broadcast TV and radio to keep in touch with society. Silver Voices, which advocates for the over 60s, argues that internet-based services are less reliable and much more costly. Poorer households are already cancelling streaming services because of the cost of living crisis. Protecting Freeview will prevent millions of older people and other vulnerable groups, at risk of loneliness and depression, from being excluded from public information and entertainment.

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