Discovery "still committed to Freeview"
By James Welsh
Discovery has said it still wants to launch a channel on Freeview this year.
The broadcaster suspended the launch of Quest, its first free-to-air channel in the UK, just prior to the channel's expected launch date of May 14.
It cited "a number of commercial factors" as being behind the "difficult decision".
A spokesperson for Discovery has now told Media Week that despite the "challenging economic environment" the broadcaster is "still committed to launching a channel on Freeview during 2009".