ASO completed for 63% of the population

Nine out of the 15 regions in the United Kingdom have now completed analogue switch-off. This follows the switch-off of the Emley Moor (Yorkshire), Sutton Coldfield (West Midlands) and Fenton (Stoke on Trent and Newcastle under Lyme) analogue TV transmitters on the 21st September.
63% of the UK population have now been switched to DTT and this will increase to 65% by the end of the year.
The number of transmission sites converted to digital has now reached 873, comprising 48 of the 68 UK transmitter groups.
The central region completes its switch on the 28th September with the Oxford transmitter group.
London and its surrounding region will complete analogue switch-off in April 2012. This region represents 18% of the population.
ASO will be completed in 2012 when the planned 98.5% of the population are reached by DTT transmissions.
Source: Arqiva website
Item added: 26th September 2011