UK completes first digital TV switchover
Whitehaven in Cumbria became the first area of the UK to switch to all digital television when it the last three analogue television channels were switched off at 02.00 am on Wednesday 14th November 2007 and replaced by the all digital service at 03.27 am on the same day.
Instead of the previous five analogue channels the 25,000 homes in Whitehaven now have access to 20 Freeview TV channels and 10 radio channels.
Whitehaven was the first step in the nationwide switchover program (from 2008-2012) which will ensure that free terrestrial television is available to virtually all UK households.
Item added: 14th November 2007