Yorkshire to switch in August 2011

Yorkshire is to begin the switch to digital television on 3 August 2011 when analogue signals are turned off at the Oliver's Mount transmitter group serving the Scarborough area. Scarborough residents will start receiving the full Freeview service on 17 August 2011.

Switchover will see the five analogue TV channels switched off permanently and the Freeview digital service boosted to reach virtually all households in the Yorkshire TV region.

Thousands of homes previously in digital blackspots such as Skipton and Halifax will be able to receive Freeview channels for the first time, according to Digital UK.

The Belmont transmitter group serving Lincolnshire Humberside and East Yorkshire will also begin switchover on 3 August and complete on 17 August.

Sheffield and Chesterfield will cease analogue signals on 10 August and go digital on 24 August.

The Emley Moor transmitter group serving West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire will begin the switch on 7 September and complete on 21 September.

DTG Staff  |  29.09.2010

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