The Analogue Switch Off
The UK television broadcasting system has undergone a major change. Since the new millennium, Digital TV has been available to most of the UK but now the whole of the country has geared up to make the full change from old "analogue" TV to the new Digital TV future.
If you receive Central TV via the Oxford Bexley Heath transmitter, the analogue switch off was completed in September 2011.
If you receive HTV via the Mendip transmitter, the analogue switch off was completed in March 2010.
If you receive Meridian TV via the Hannington transmitter, the analogue switch off was completed in February 2012.
The whole country was completed in October 2012.
The most common ways to receive Digital are:
- Via a roof-top Digital compatible aerial and by either adapting an analogue TV with a Freeview Digital set top box, or by an IDTV ( integrated Digital TV )
- Via satellite with a monthly subscription - Sky, Sky+ or Sky HD
- Via satellite without any subscription - Freesat
- Via the Internet On Demand services using Set Top Boxes from Freesat, Freeview, Sky and more recently Youview, there are of course other alternatives.