In 2002 Ofcom awarded a licence under the Broadcasting Act 1996 ("the 1996 Act" and "the MuxB Licence") for the operation of the digital terrestrial television ("DTT") multiplex service known as Multiplex B to BBC Free-to-View Limited ("BFtV"). This licence is due to expire in November 2014.

Ofcom is proposing to renew the Mux B Licence for a further 12 year commencing upon the expiry of the existing term. Ofcom does not propose to require any additional coverage obligations or supplementary proposals for promoting or assisting the acquisition of DTT receiving equipment in the renewed Licence.  The consultation period closes on 21 June 2012.