Seven million viewers go DTT as North West switches
More than seven million TV viewers will lose analogue signals in the first weeks of November, as the digital switchover reaches the north west of England.
So far four million viewers in the Scottish Border regions have already made the switch.
Switchover will begin in the north west (the Granada TV region) shortly after midnight on the 4th November, when analogue BBC Two is turned off at the Winter Hill transmitter near Bolton and all 70 of its local transmitters.
Four weeks later, on the 2nd December, the remaining analogue channels BBC One, ITV1, Channel 4 and Five will also be permanently switched off, resulting in Freeview becoming available to virtually all homes in the region according to Digital UK.
Main source: DTG
Item added: 2nd November 2009