I've just sent a freedom of information request to Ofcom via WhatDoTheyKnow.com asking for the submissions from the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 that proved conclusive in the decision to approve DRM for HD Freeview broadcasts. Copy below.
Dear Office of Communications,
I would like to make a freedom of information request for full and
complete copies of all the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 communications
with Ofcom relating to the Ofcom consultation 'Content management
on the HD Freeview platform' (Start date: 22 January 2010, End
date: 02 April 2010).
In particular could you send me:
(a) A full copy, including the redacted sections noted on page 1
and 7, of the 'BBC response to Ofcom consultation of 22 January
(b) A copy of the BBC submission to Ofcom of 8 December 2009 on
this same matter
(c) Details supplied by Channel 4, not part of its formal response
to the consultation,
relating to specific content which, in its view, may be at risk in
the future if content management is not introduced and also those
titles which it believes are currently sensitive.
(d) A full copy of ITV communications with Ofcom relating to
'Content management on the HD Freeview platform'. ITV's submission
is not obviously available on Ofcom's webpage relating to the