Sweden completes analogue switch-off

Sweden has completed the switch-off of its analogue terrestrial television platform ahead of the planned date of February 2008.
The last cities to switch-off analogue services included Malmö, Helsingborg, Hörby, Karlshamn and Karlskrona, in the Skåne  region of Sweden, along the southern tip of the country.
The task was completed when the transmissions from SVT’s two public channels and the commercial broadcaster TV4 were finally switched off at 16.00 on the 15th October 2007.
This completes a switch off programme, which began with Gotland in September 2005.
Sweden is the fourth European country to complete analogue switch-off, after Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Finland.
Source: Teracom
Item added: 16th October 2007