Digital Switchover complete
13 April 2011, 05:07
Thousands of Freeview viewers need to retune their equipment now the Digital Switchover's complete in their area.
People in Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Milton Keynes, Cambridgeshire and north Hertfordshire are among those affected by the ending of analogue TV transmissions at the Sandy Heath transmitter near Bedford.
The remaining analogue terrestrial channels - BBC1, ITV1, Channel 4 and Channel 5 - were switched off at Sandy Heath early on Wednesday 13 April 2011.
The change means loads more people can now watch Freeview, because the signal can be boosted. The change also makes High Definition (HD) channels available on Freeview for the first time, because of the freeing up of capacity on the Freeview system.
People with Freeview, BT Vision or Top Up TV equipment who don't retune their equipment may find they have lost channels. People who don't have a separate digital video recorder (eg. a hard disk or DVD recorder with a digital tuner, or Sky+) may find they can now no longer record a different channel to the one they're watching.
People in places like western Milton Keynes and Buckingham who watch transmissions from the Oxford TV transmitter won't switch to digital until 14 September 2011. People who live in places like St Albans, Hemel Hempstead and Welwyn Garden City who are in the London TV region won't switch to digital until 4 April 2012.