ASO completed on the 24th 2012
The end of analogue TV in the UK will finally come on the 24th October 2012, Digital UK has announced.
Northern Ireland will be the final region to complete analogue switch-off in the UK and will do so on the same day as the completion of the ASO in Southern Ireland.
The ASO process in the UK began in 2008 using DVB-T and has progressed on a region by region basis.
During the process the DVB-T2 specification has also been adopted for HD and will bring 4-5 HDTV channels to all DTT viewers.
Analogue terrestrial television was officially launched in the United Kingdom in 1936.
Source: digital UK press release
Item added: 17th October 2011