First Digital Switchover in the UK completed
The first full scale regional Digital Switch over in the UK has been completed in the Scottish Borders.
In this region all the analogue transmitters have been switched off and the main Selkirk Digital transmitter is now on high power for the first time, together with its eleven relay sites.
This is the first of 50 analogue main stations to switch over to all digital transmission and represents a major milestone in the project which will see over 1100 transmission sites converted to DTT during the next four years.
The main Selkirk transmitter is one of 81 sites nationally that will continue to carry all six digital multiplexes, three for public service broadcasters and three for commercial broadcasters.
More switch over transmitter details can be found by clicking on the following link. http://www.ofcom.org.uk/tv/ifi/tech/dsodetails/81plan.pdf
Source: Arqiva press release
Item added: 24th November 2008