Channel Islands switchover date released

The Channel Islands will switch to digital television in November 2010, Digital UK has announced.

The switchover will make Freeview available in the Channel Islands for the first time. The new signal will reach virtually all households in the Islands, allowing 20 of the most watched Freeview channels to become available via an aerial.

The Fremont Point transmitter in Jersey and seven relay' masts in Jersey, Guernsey and Alderney provide terrestial television to the islands. All of these transmitters will switch from analogue to digital TV in a two-stage process starting in November 2010.

Bill Taylor, Digital UK Regional Manager, said: "Today's announcement is great news for the Channel Islands. Switchover will mean virtually all islanders have a choice of ways to receive digital TV for the first time."

Senator Alan Maclean, Minister for Economic Development in Jersey said: "The fact that switchover will happen within two years is great news, giving greater choice and quality of reception than ever before."

DTG Staff  |  21.01.2009

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