Shopping Channel wants better EPG position

April 1, 2009

The shopping channel, JML, was so disappointed by the slots allocated to it in the Freesat electronic programme guide (EPG), that the broadcaster took the free-to-view satellite provider to the high court.

Unfortunately for JML, it has lost the case.

The broadcaster believed that both JML and the JML Cookshop channels should be on the first page of the shopping category in the Freesat EPG, but they were allocated channel slots of 809 and 810 respectively.

These work out as tenth and eleventh on the Freesat EPG.

JML alleged that Freesat is in breach of contract and is using highly subjective methods of allocating the channel positions.

These claims are strongly denied by Freesat.

Freesat is jointly owned by the BBC and ITV, offering digital TV via satellite.


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