Digital Television Multiplex Operators (DMOL), the company responsible for maintaining the UK Freeview EPG and the order of stations listed within it, has thrown out two appeals made against the channel listing revamp. DMOL released the following statement:
“Following the publication on July 30th, 2012 of proposals to update the Freeview programme guide, appeals were lodged by two organisations – Sky and an adult channel provider.
Both appeals have been considered in accordance with DMOL policy. Having independently reviewed the evidence put forward, the chair of DMOL does not consider that either party has presented a sufficiently compelling case that the moves should not go ahead. The original decisions will therefore stand.
Previously announced changes to the HD and Adult LCN positions will go ahead on October 17th, 2012. HD channels will start at 101 (currently 50); the Adult section will start at 171 (currently 91).
The News genre and Children’s genre moves will occur when the General Entertainment genre nears full capacity.”