‘Picnic’ service not launching anytime soon

The proposed pay TV service from Sky called ‘Picnic’ doesn’t look likely to launch on DTT anytime soon as the Ofcom consultation continues, and delays any plans. If ‘Picnic’ were to launch, it would replace their existing free channels on Digital Terrestrial and they would likely be replaced by Sky One, Sky Movies and Sky Sports. The Guardian say the ongoing Ofcom consultation “would appear to make it unlikely that Sky could launch its DTT pay-TV service – if it were given permission to do so – before the summer of 2009”.