Households in London have just under a year to ensure they’ve converted their television sets to digital after TV chiefs announced analogue signals in the capital would be switched off next April.
The process will start with the ‘blacking out’ of BBC Two’s analogue service on April 4th with transmission of the remaining analogue channels ceasing on April 18th.
After this date a digital service, such as Freeview, Freesat, Sky or Virgin Media, will be needed in order to continue watching TV.
The switch-off comes just weeks before the London 2012 Games – expected to be the TV event of the year – get underway.
Digital UK, the body which is overseeing the UK’s transition to digital-only TV, says the capital more TV sets than any other city in Europe with almost 4 million sets still to be converted.
Vivien Morgan, London Manager for Digital UK, said the move to digital “means more channels, better pictures and easier recording.”
Free advice on converting to digital TV can be found at digitaluk.co.uk