Um, I didn't post that, VMPhil did. Quoting error perhaps?
Yes I assume so, sorry about that
Wasn’t BBC News before ITV Digital/Freview/FreeSat launched carried on cable? I know there’s only one or two providers now. According to this article it was only available in two million
Yes, it launched in 1997, a year before ON digital and Sky Digital launched so was only on analogue cable as well as overnights on BBC1.
BBC Choice also launched before digital TV officially launched, but only by a few weeks, it was used as a showcase channel for digital and the programmes were repeated so often that when the public could buy boxes to see it they didn't moss much