Three months to first UK digital city

Exeter is set to become the first city in the UK to switch to digital television in three months' time.

Households in Exeter, parts of Devon, Somerset and Dorset will have their analogue signal turned off on 6 May, when the Stockland Hill transmitter group switches to digital.

Research by Digital UK has found that while 86% of households in the area have converted their main TV to digital, less than two thirds have digital on all the sets in their home.

Bill Taylor, South West Regional Manager for Digital UK, said: "With three months to go now, we're urging viewers to get ready in plenty of time for 6 May. Remember, don't throw your old TV away—virtually every set can be converted using a digital box."

"Converting at the last minute could limit the choice of equipment available and put extra strain on retailers and installers. If you still need advice on switching to digital, you can visit the Digital UK website or call our helpline on 08456 50 50 50."

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