25th February 2012
What is the digital TV switchover?
TV across the UK is going digital. The existing analogue TV signal
will be switched off and replaced with a new, stronger digital TV
Why is switchover happening?
The switchover is happening so that Freeview services (digital TV
through an aerial) can be extended to people who canít currently
receive them. It also allows new services, such as High Definition
channels, to become more widely available.
When does London switch?
The Crystal Palace transmitter group, made up of the main
its local relays, serves Greater London and parts of the home
counties. The transmitter switches in two stages on the 4th April
and the 18th of April 2012. It is important your TV is converted by
stage one. If you have Freeview, then you will need to re-tune on
For your digital aerial installation in London call ADS on 0207 205