BBC DG Tim Davie on digital switchover: “We’re not putting a date on it”

12.01.2023 - British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) WorldDAB Member - United Kingdom United Kingdom

The BBC is “not proactively putting a date on a digital switchover or anything stupid like that,” Director General Tim Davie has said, but rather sparking a “broader conversation across the UK for when we do move across.” Davie said that he was “being provocative” in the recent landmark speech when he discussed an internet-only future. “We should have an aggressive plan but that is not a plan to remove things used by lots of people too soon,” he added, speaking to the UK government’s Public Accounts Committee. “The BBC has a fantastic record of not leaving people behind, whether it’s in terms of Freeview or DAB—that is not the proposal.”

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