Inverness and the Great Glen in Scotland have completed the first stage of switchover, as analogue signals were turned off at the Rosemarkie transmitter on 6 October.
Digital signals are now being broadcast from 12 relay transmitters serving homes across the region. These households will be able to receive Freeview for the first time, according to Digital UK.
All new and existing Freeview viewers in the region will need to retune their TVs and boxes in order to receive the full range of services available.
The second and final stage of switchover takes place on 20 October 2010 when the remaining analogue channels will be switched off permanently. On this date, further Freeview channels from STV, Channel 4 and Five will also become available.
DTG Staff | 06.10.2010