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Switchover Timetable

  • 2007: The Digital Switchover started with the town of Whitehaven
  • 2012: Switchover Complete. London switched in April, and the last region, Northern Ireland, switched in October


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Need help with the UK Digital Switchover?

The UK Digital Switchover is complete. On the 24th of October 2012, BBC1, BBC2, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 were no longer broadcast on standard analogue TV in the UK.

To continue to watch TV, you need to have a digital set-top box or a TV set that has a built-in digital TV receiver.


Need some digital switchover help? You've come to the right place

On this site, we offer some practical help and advice aboutt digital TV, and we answer your digital switchover questions.

We also look at services like Freeview, Freesat, Sky, BT Vision and Virgin Media to see what's right for you.

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