YouView to Implement FreeView Rules in UK

Internet TV platform YouView has revealed that it is planning to reorder the channels in its EPG (Electronic Programme Guide) as per the norms used by FreeView.

With this new policy, all the main terrestrial channels in the UK will be placed towards the top of the list.

The FreeView Electronic Programme Guide channel order is issued by the DMOL (Digital Multiplex Operators Ltd), and demands the "public service broadcasters" (PSBs) to be placed at the top of the list.

The same policy is the reason why the EPG slots all across the country have BBC 1, BBC 2, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5, in the top 5 positions respectively.

The list is then followed by all other “general entertainment” channels, kids’ channels, news channels, adult stations, test-services, interactive services and then, lastly radio stations.

DMOL is a joint effort by operators from all the 6 DTT (digital terrestrial television) multiplexes in the country. It was established with the idea of managing all the "Logical Channel Numbers" in a candid manner.

YouView is currently “asking stakeholders and interested parties for their tuppence worth in an industry consultation that runs to 4 November,” according to a RegHardware report.