London will complete ASO before the Olympic Games
Digital UK has confirmed that London will complete analogue switch-off (ASO) in time for the Olympic Games next summer.
Fears had emerged that the digital switchover process would not be completed in London prior to its hosting the Olympic Games starting on the 27 July 2012. This would have meant that viewers in the London area, which is the biggest region to complete digital switchover, would not be able to watch the Olympics in High Definition on the DTT platform.
The exact date for the ASO will not be released until after the 7th April but it is expected that the process will begin at the end of March 2012 and be completed by June.
Main source: The Guardian
Item added: 4th April 2011