Digital switchover in Oxfordshire
The TV region covering the counties of Oxfordshire, parts of Berkshire and Buckinghamshire, has completed the first stage of the digital switchover. The analogue BBC-2 transmitter was permanently switched off and the DTT transmitter power boosted to reach the whole coverage area.
The start of TV switchover means that 6,000 viewers in digital blackspots such as Guiting Power and Chipping Norton can get BBC Freeview channels for the first time.
Completion of the process will take place on the 28th September when the remaining analogue channels are switched off. Further Freeview channels from ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 will then be available from local transmitters for the first time.
Source: Digital TV Group
Item added: 19th September 2011