BBC Parliament to be removed for the Olympics

BBC Parliament will be temporarily removed from Freeview for the duration of the 2008 Olympic Games this August. The freed-up video stream will mean more Olympic coverage can be provided for Freeview viewers. MediaGuardian is reporting “BBC Parliament’s Freeview capacity will be used to enhance the quality of the interactive TV streaming the BBC is planning to use for the Olympics, which take place between August 8 and 24”. BBC Parliament will return to Freeview after the Olympics have finished. UK parliaments and committees are likely to be in recess for the duration in August anyway, so BBC Parliament shouldn’t be missed too much and will mean better interactive video services for those viewers on the Freeview platform.