UK analogue switch off begins

Analogue services around the Welsh villages of Ferryside and Llansteffan were switched off at the end of March. Only digital services now remain as part of a DTT trail. Villagers have been using their free Freeview boxes since late last year and a survey revealed that 98% would be happy for the analogue services to be switched off.
465 households are participating in the trial which began in November 2004 and is designed to see how the UK will cope with the digital switchover, scheduled to start in 2007.