Final Yorkshire TV switchover begins

The final phase of switchover in the Yorkshire TV region has begun as analogue BBC Two was turned off at the Emley Moor transmitter group and digital TV boosted to reach all areas.

The start of TV switchover means more than 350,000 viewers in digital blackspots such as Bradford, Halifax and Rotherham can get BBC Freeview channels for the first time.

Homes already watching Freeview will need to retune their TVs and boxes in order to regain BBC services, which will be missing this morning.

The process will be completed on 21 September, when the remaining analogue channels will be switched off. Further Freeview channels from ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 will then be available from local transmitters for the first time.

DTG Staff  |  07.09.2011

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