|Digital UK announces switchover dates for the Meridian TV area
Tue 15 Feb 2011
COUNTDOWN BEGINS TO MERIDIAN TV SWITCHOVER
Viewers in the Meridian TV region will start the switch to digital-only television in February 2012, Digital UK announced today. Analogue signals will be turned off and Freeview coverage boosted to reach virtually all homes. More than 220,000 households served by local relay transmitters will then be able to receive digital TV free via an aerial for the first time.
THE MERIDIAN SWITCHOVER TIMETABLE
Your switchover date depends on the TV transmitter you receive your signal from. It’s a two-stage process.
§ The Hannington transmitter group, serving parts of Hampshire, Berkshire and Surrey, will switch to digital on 8 February and 22 February 2012
§ The Midhurst transmitter group, serving much of West Sussex, will switch on 29 February and 14 March 2012
§ The Rowridge transmitter group, serving parts of Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, parts of Dorset and West Sussex, will switch on 7 March and 21 March 2012
§ The Whitehawk Hill transmitter group, serving the Brighton area, will switch on 7 March and 21 March 2012
§ Switchover dates for transmitters in the eastern half of the Meridian TV region, including Kent and East Sussex, will be announced this summer.
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