1. ITV Report

Digital Switchover gets underway in the Tyne Tees region

Pontop Pike transmitter near Consett, County Durham. Photo: ITV

The first stage of the digital switchover will see the end of BBC Two's analogue signal being broadcast in the Tyne Tees region.

The second stage of digital switchover is due to take place on 26th September when all remaining terrestrial analogue channels will be switched off.

To be able to keep watching TV, viewers will need to re-tune their Freeview, BT Vision or Top-Up TV boxes after each stage of the digital switchover.

Anyone watching on a TV that is not digital ready will no longer be able to watch any of the main channels. Television sets can be converted with a digital box whic

Satellite and cable services are not affected by the digital switchover.

Terrestrial channels:

  • BBC One
  • BBC Two
  • ITV 1
  • Channel 4
  • Five

There is more information about the digital switchover available from the Digital UK website.

If you are watching a main transmitter you will receive more than 40 digital channels. If you are watching a relay transmitter you will receive around 15 digital TV channels.Source: Digital UK

Richard Salkeld explains how the digital switchover process will work over the coming weeks.

Some people will qualify for extra help and support with converting to digital television.

Emma Speed from the Switchover Help Scheme explains what help is on offer.