UK Digital Switchover Changes Afoot

25 April 2008

LONDON: Digital UK, the body that is overseeing the country's transition from the analogue television signal, is mulling changes to the process following an experimental switchover late last year.

Feedback from viewers in the Whitehaven region, in the North West of the UK, complained they were confused by Digital UK's decision to switch over just one channel, BBC2, four weeks ahead of all the others, last October.

Nearly half of those questioned said they would have preferred all channels to change at the same time.

As a result, Digital UK says it is "considering whether it is appropriate to . . .  adopt 14 day transition periods at other transmission sites, and whether in some regions with high DTT [digital terrestrial television] coverage a single switchover might be possible."

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