Re :We've been here before (several times) By GrahamT
Your dead right taking the historical perspective. These previous changes each brought clear benefit. OnDigital at launch brought no comparable benefit, just low performance and umpteen channels of low-grade content. Small wonder that it folded and that BBC were co-opted into trying to advance the misbegotten digital project.
Clearly Freeview should have been HD at launch. Instead government forced the pace in order to expedite the flogging off the analogue spectra.