News for anyone who uses Freeview devices which are not connected to the internet.
This is about the rare times that devices get software updates. it's not about the frequent channel updates.
For years DTG (Digital TV Group) have been responsible for manufacturers' software updates being sent with the television signals to devices. They've done this through "The Engineering Channel" (you won't find any mention of that on programme guides).
Because manufacturers nowadays send these updates via internet connection, the DTG don't think there's the need to continue The Engineering Channel. It will close down on 30 April.
The result is that Freeview devices will no longer be able to get software updates without internet connection.