Letter: UK must turn digital TV

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Sir: The short-term interests of the City should not be a factor in the decision over what type of television service should occupy the new Channel 5 frequencies. The long- term future of the European consumer electronics industry is more important. It must be given a chance to compete for a world standard in digital TV.

The allocation of Channel 5 frequencies to digital TV will give Britain and Europe a head start over possible future Japanese-US domination. As most City people know, cheapest is not usually best.

Yours faithfully,


Walsall, West Midlands

27 April