September 2004
Electronics Weekly;9/22/2004, Issue 2163, p1
Trade Publication
This article presents news briefs, related to the electronics industry, as of September 22, 2004. Analogue TV transmissions will be switched off in Great Britain by the end of 2012 if proposals made by communications watchdog Ofcom for digital replacement licences are accepted. The digital licences will be issued to TV broadcasters to replace the analogue licences currently in place. They will include a timetable for converting transmission stations from analogue to digital television, as well as an obligation to cease broadcasting analogue services by the end of 2012. Skills council SEMTA has signed a sector wide recruitment agreement with Jobcentre Plus which will put businesses in direct touch with engineers seeking work.


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