North Devon Switchover Underway

The digital TV switchover in north Devon is now underway, as analogue BBC Two was turned off at the Huntshaw Cross transmitter and its 14 relays in the early morning of 1 July.

According to Digital UK, an improved digital signal is being made available from Huntshaw Cross and relay transmitters, broadcasting the full range of BBC channels in digital form. For the first time, north Devon viewers served by a relay transmitter will be able to receive Freeview.

The second stage of switchover takes place on 29 July, when the remaining analogue channels will be switched off permanently. On this date, further Freeview channels from ITV, Channel 4 and Five will also become available from relay transmitters for the first time. Virtually all households in north Devon will then be able to receive a Freeview signal, say Digital UK.

Bill Taylor, Digital UK's South West Regional Manager, said this morning: "Much of Devon has already switched to digital, and now the process has reached the north of the county. Today, many more people are receiving Freeview channels for the first time.

"We're now encouraging viewers who still don't have the necessary equipment to get ready in time for 29 July, when all the analogue channels will be permanently switched off. Anyone who needs advice during this period should contact Digital UK."

DTG Staff  |  01.07.2009

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