UK DSO moves towards endgame as London switches over

Digital switchover begins in London this week with the switch-off of BBC 2’s analogue transmissions, with other channels to follow on April 18.

The London switchover is the last significant part of the UK’s digital switchover process, which kicked off six years ago.

John Cresswell, CEO of Arqiva, which has managed the switchover process, said: “ The switchover to digital TV is a television landmark for the UK, giving everyone a greater choice of TV programmes than they’ve ever had before. At completion in October it will have involved more than 1,200 man years of effort and the construction of five new TV masts, one the height of 70 double-decker buses.  In only five years, we have transformed this vital public service into a modern platform that is delivering the best of British TV into over 20 million homes across the UK and meeting the evolving TV viewing needs of the UK population.”

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