TV since 1981

2005

January
BARB Lifestyle Insights Survey data available, previously known as APC's (Additional Panel Classifications)
ntl and Telewest launch VOD services
March
Launch of Top-Up TV on DTT platform, providing subscription channels on DTT
June
BARB launches Future Into View stakeholder consultation
BARB benchmarks out-of-home and internet viewing
July
Border to be first region to undergo analogue switch off, probably in 2008
August
BARB introduces VOSDAL (Viewing On Same Day As Live) and includes same day playback timeshift in overnights
September
Mobile TV trials commence in London and Oxford (digital TV broadcast to mobile handsets via DAB/DVB-H respectively)
October
Electronic version of BARB’s establishment survey available
November
Sky Mobile TV service launched (available to 3G handsets)
December
HDTV services commence on Telewest