Digital switchover in parts of the east of England will begin on 30 March 2011, according to Digital UK.
Switchover at the Sandy Heath transmitter group will see the five analogue TV channels turned off permanently and the Freeview digital service boosted to reach over 966,000 households in parts of Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Northamptonshire. The switchover process in these areas will be completed on 13 April 2011.
Switchover dates for the Sudbury transmitter group covering parts of Suffolk and Essex and the Tacolneston transmitter group covering Norfolk and North Suffolk will be announced later this year.
Peter Monteith, Digital UK's Regional Manager for the Anglia region, said: "Today's announcement paves the way for a new era in broadcasting for viewers in the east of England. We are preparing for the end of the analogue TV era and the dawn of a fully digital age in which everyone can enjoy extra choice and easier recording. Digital UK and the Switchover Help Scheme will ensure that people know about this important change and that advice and practical support is available for those who need it."
DTG Staff | 13.04.2010