HC Deb 27 November 2003 vol 415 c426W
Mr. Boswell

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what action she is taking to encourage BBC, ITV and Channel 4 to broadcast their audio-described programmes on digital satellite as soon as possible. [141994]

Estelle Morris

I understand there are still technical and commercial issues to be solved by broadcasters, manufacturers and platform operators before the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 audio-described programmes are available on satellite. But DCMS officials are working within the Digital Television Action Plan to ensure that audio-description can be received on all platforms.