The first stage of the digital TV switchover in the West Country has started, as analogue BBC Two was turned off at transmitters across Torbay and south Devon on 8 April.
The new digital signal is now being broadcast from Beacon Hill and relay transmitters across the area, providing residents with the full range of BBC channels in digital form. Analogue BBC Two will remain permanently off.
The second stage of switchover takes place on Wednesday, 22 April, when the remaining
analogue channels will be switched off permanently.
On this date, further Freeview channels from ITV, Channel 4 and Five will also become available from relay transmitters for the first time. Virtually all households in Torbay and south Devon will then be able to receive a Freeview signal.
Bill Taylor, Digital UK's Regional Manager for West Country, said this morning: "West Country switchover is now underway, and many people are receiving Freeview channels for the first time.
We're now encouraging viewers who still don't have the necessary equipment to get ready in time for 22 April, when all the analogue channels will be permanently switched off. Anyone who
needs advice during this period should contact Digital UK."
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