The Tyne Tees region has completed the switch from analogue to digital television.
ITV1, BBC One, Channel 4 and Five's analogue signals from the 3 main North East transmitters were switched off in the early hours of Wednesday.
For more information about the digital switchover process visit Digital UK
Some people will qualify for extra help and support from the Switchover Help Scheme
The Tyne Tees region was the last English region to make the switch to digital television.
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