15 February 2004

Analogue BBC could switch off in 2007

The analogue signal for BBC channels could start being switched off just three years from now, under proposals being formulated between the broadcaster, the Digital Television Group, ITV and Channel 4. BBC Two would be switched off first, region-by-region, followed a few months later by BBC One, then later still by ITV1 and Channel 4, when digital penetration has reached close to 100%. Limited analogue switch-off could also happen in parts of Wales from this year to test coverage.
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