Digital TV switchover begins in Bromley

10:32 04 April 2012

crystal palace

crystal palace

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The switchover to digital television is starting today and Bromley residents are advised to retune their televisions and Freeview boxes to avoid losing channels.

Analogue BBC Two was the first station turned off at the 1950s Crystal Palace transmitting station last night, beginning the transition.

Freeview coverage will now reach more areas after more than 400,000 people in former digital blackspots across London and the home counties will receive the service for the first time.

London Manager for Digital UK, Deborah Bain, said: “This is the biggest day for TV in London since Crystal Palace started broadcasting 56 years ago. From today, thousands of viewers across the capital and beyond can receive more channels and better quality pictures.”

Viewers already watching Freeview will need to retune their TVs and boxes to regain missing BBC services and those with analogue sets can get advice from the Switchover Help Scheme.

The digital switchover will end when all analogue stations have been shut down on April 18.

Homes already watching Freeview will need to retune their TVs and boxes in order to regain their BBC services, which are missing this morning.

For information and advice, call 0800 40 85 900.

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