British Digital Broadcasting Timeline

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  1. 23-01-1997 Heraldplace PLC renamed to British Digital Broadcasting PLC

    Heraldplace PLC is renamed to British Digital Broadcasting PLC (later to become ONdigital PLC).

  2. 31-01-1997 DTT multiplex licence applications deadline

    Applications for digital terrestrial television multiplex licences had to be submitted to the Independent Television Commission before 12.00pm on this day. Applications were received by: British Digital Broadcasting PLC (BDB), Digital Television Network Limited (DTN), Digital 3 and 4 Limited, and S4C Digital Networks Limited (SDN).

  3. 31-01-1997 Carlton, Granada, and BSkyB form British Digital Broadcasting

    Carlton Communications PLC, Granada Group PLC and British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC announce the formation of a new joint company, British Digital Broadcasting PLC, which has today applied to operate three digital terrestrial television licences. Each shareholder will own one third of the new company.

  4. 28-02-1997 Digital terrestrial - television of the future

    Michael Green, Chairman of Carlton Communications Plc and British Digital Broadcasting PLC, was speaking at the 15th FT New Media and Broadcasting Conference in London today.

  5. 24-06-1997 Multi channel television for all

    British Digital Broadcasting today welcomed the decision by the Independent Television Commission to award the company three digital terrestrial television licences.

  6. 24-06-1997 ITC announces decision to award multiplex service licences for digital terrestrial television

    The ITC announced today it has decided to award each of Multiplex Service Licences B, C and D to British Digital Broadcasting PLC, which, following the withdrawal of BSkyB, will be jointly owned by Carlton Communications and Granada Group.

  7. 05-08-1997 British Digital Broadcasting announces £200 million transmission plans

    British Digital Broadcasting (BDB) has selected Castle Transmission International (CTI) to supply its transmission and distribution services. Test transmissions are planned for the end of this year.

  8. 04-11-1997 British Digital Broadcasting's set-top box

    British Digital Broadcasting (BDB) is today inviting manufacturers to tender for substantial initial orders for its set-top box.

  9. 19-12-1997 British Digital Broadcasting granted licences

    British Digital Broadcasting was granted today three licences to broadcast Digital Terrestrial Television throughout the United Kingdom. The licences are for an initial 12 years, renewable for a further 12. During this time the government is likely to switch off the analogue signal. The ITC's decision follows the European Commission's clearance of the joint venture between Carlton and Granada, who each own 50 per cent of British Digital Broadcasting (BDB).

  10. 20-02-1998 British Digital Broadcasting selects conditional access system

    British Digital Broadcasting (BDB) has chosen SECA to provide its Mediaguard conditional access system. This paves the way for BDB to place orders for digital terrestrial set-top boxes.

  11. 08-03-1998 Nokia is chosen supplier to British Digital Broadcasting

    UK production site will make Nokia set-top boxes for world's first digital terrestrial service

  12. 09-03-1998 British Digital Broadcasting orders set-top boxes

    British Digital Broadcasting PLC (BDB) has selected six leading manufacturers - Grundig, Pace, Philips, Nokia, Sony and Toshiba - to make its "plug in and play" set-top boxes. The boxes will be in shops for BDB's launch in the last quarter of this year.

  13. 29-03-1998 British Digital Broadcasting launches retail helpline

    British Digital Broadcasting (BDB) has launched a Retail Helpline for retailers to obtain more information about Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) and BDB in the run up to launch at the end of this year.

  14. 08-05-1998 DiviCom selected by British Digital Broadcasting for UK terrestrial television project

    DiviCom, a Division of C-Cube Microsystems Inc. (Nasdaq: CUBE), a leading international provider of compression systems for digital television, today announced that British Digital Broadcasting PLC (BDB) has selected DiviCom to supply headend compression and multiplexing equipment at its digital terrestrial television (DTTV) broadcast center located in central London. BDB has announced that broadcasting from this center is currently scheduled to begin in the last quarter of 1998.

  15. 08-05-1998 British Digital Broadcasting on target for launch

    British Digital Broadcasting Plc (BDB), Britain's largest commercial digital terrestrial broadcaster, is on track to launch in the last quarter of this year.

  16. 19-05-1998 British Digital Broadcasting selects the digital interactive technology from CANAL+

    British Digital Broadcasting (BDB), the world’s first digital terrestrial service to be launched before the end of 1998, has selected the MEDIAHIGHWAY interactive system from CANAL+, Europe’s first supplier of digital broadcasting technology with over 1.6 million installed set-top boxes and 65 percent of the marketplace. Back in February, BDB already chose the conditional access system MEDIAGUARD from Société Européenne de Contrôle d’Accès, a joint venture between CANAL+ and Bertelsmann.

  17. 12-06-1998 Retailers rush to sign up to British Digital Broadcasting

    British Digital Broadcasting Plc (BDB) has received thousands of applications in just two weeks from retailers to sell set-top boxes for digital terrestrial television. Registration forms were mailed out at the beginning of the month.

  18. 20-07-1998 British Digital Broadcasting selects subscriber management system

    British Digital Broadcasting Plc (BDB) has selected Wiztec Solutions to provide its WIZARD Subscriber Management and Billing System to support customer care and billing services for BDB's Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) services, the first DTT service in the world. This appointment is another key step towards BDB's launch in the Autumn this year.

  19. 22-07-1998 BDB hires Ashley Faull as Executive Director of Broadcasting

    British Digital Broadcasting Plc (BDB) today announced that Ashley Faull will join its Board as Executive Director of Broadcasting. He will be responsible for programming strategy, deal negotiation and the on-air look of BDB.

  20. 28-07-1998 Digital turn on for ONdigital

    The UK's first digital terrestrial pay TV service will be known as ONdigital, it has been announced.

  21. 12-02-1999 British Digital Broadcasting PLC renamed to ONdigital PLC

    British Digital Broadcasting PLC is renamed to ONdigital PLC (later to become ITV Digital PLC).