TV since 1981

2006

March
BARB commencement of Sky+ PVR reporting
BARB release of consultation findings
NTL and Telewest announce merger to form a single cable company. They later merge with Virgin Mobile and rebrand as Virgin Media
April
BARB presentation of UK Television Outlook - A View Into The Future
May
BARB announces R&D panel in conjunction with RAJAR
HD launched on DSat platform
August
BARB reporting for 25 years on 1st August
BARB issues Request for Proposals for 2010 contract
September
New Royal Charter granted to the BBC to take effect from 1st January 2007 for 10 years
November
Top-Up TV launches Top-Up TV Anytime, a VOD service on the DTT platform
December
BARB receives proposals from prospective tenderers in response to the Request for Proposals for the contracts from 2010
Channel 4 launches 4oD on-line. Other broadcasters develop and launch VOD offerings online during 2007