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With less than a week until the old analogue TV channels start being switched off across Watford, Hemel Hempstead and St Albans, research has found more than one in ten TVs in the London region still hasn't been converted to digital.
Across the whole London TV region, it's thought a million TVs are yet to be converted. These will all start to go blank on Wednesday 4 April 2012 when the old analogue BBC2 is switched off. The remaining analogue channels will be switched off on Wednesday 18 April.
You need to make sure all your TVs can receive either Freeview, cable or satellite channels, and Freeview viewers will need to retune their equipment on both dates.
As part of the change, Freeview coverage will be boosted to reach more than 400,000 viewers who cannot receive it now, putting an end to digital blackspots across the region.
Digital UK, the body in charge of the process, is launching the final stage of an information campaign to ensure people are aware of the change, including large warning messages broadcast on analogue TV channels.
Deborah Bain, London Manager for Digital UK, said: “We know from elsewhere in the country that some people leave it very late to prepare for switchover. Almost any set can be converted to digital, even black and white ones, so now is the time to get ready.
“Most people will find the process straightforward, but some may need a bit of extra help, so we will provide advice and assistance throughout the switchover period.”
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