Engineering work underway in preparation for Digital Switch-Over

Network operator Arqiva has begun engineering work on two masts, Caldbeck and Selkirk, which transmit to the Border region, so that switchover can commence in the Whitehaven area during 2008.
The new 337 metre high mast at Caldbeck is the third tallest structure in the UK. New digital transmitting antennas will be installed at Selkirk in 2006.
According to Steve Holebrook, Arqiva’s managing director of Terrestrial Media Solutions: “Digital Switch Over is a wide-ranging and complex project and, whilst viewers won’t begin to see the benefits until 2008, the engineering work is now underway.
Source: Broadband TV News
Item added: 25th July 2006