I want my stuff back – part 2

It appears that ONdigital will not be prying Ian’s set-top box from his cold dead fingers after all. Granada and Carlton have agreed to pay for the boxes. Anyone who was daft enough to pay the 40 quid will get their money back. I guess they want to avoid more bad publicity and losing about 1.2 million potential ITV2 viewers and their ad revenues. Also it’s still rumored that they want to build a ‘pay lite’ option using the remaining channels on the ITV and C4/5 multiplexes.