North west Wales begins switch to digital

The first stage of switchover in north west Wales has been completed. Digital UK are now advising all Freeview viewers in the region to retune their equipment in order to receive the range of digital channels currently available.

All TV services were temporarily switched off at the Llanddona transmitter group at midnight on 21 October. Analogue BBC Two was switched off permanently.

An improved digital signal is now available from Llanddona and its relays, broadcasting the full range of BBC channels in digital form. Over 50,000 viewers of relay transmitters—in areas such as Arfon and Conway—are now able to receive Freeview for the first time say Digital UK.

The second stage of switchover takes place on 18 November 2009, when the remaining analogue channels will be switched off permanently. On this date, further Freeview channels from ITV, S4C, Channel 4 and Five will also become available from relay transmitters for the first time.

Virtually all households in north west Wales will then be able to receive a Freeview signal, according to Digital UK.

DTG Staff  |  21.10.2009

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