News: UK-wide availability of channel 38 for wireless microphones
Ofcom has today announced that channel 38 will effectively be available for both indoor and outdoor use by wireless microphones across the UK from 21 September 2011 - more than three months earlier than previously indicated.
Channel 38 is already available for wireless-microphone use in most of the UK. Ofcom has been able to accelerate its full availability through agreement with UK radioastronomers and as a result of ongoing technical work to facilitate digital switchover.
This additional period of UK-wide channel 38 access will help the programme making and special events (PMSE) sector in its move from channel 69, which must be cleared during the second half of 2012.