13 May 2004

Government searching for Switchover sites

The Government is looking for suitable sites to convert analogue transmissions to digital on a small scale basis. Locations thought to be considered for trials that could start later this year include Llansteffan and Ferryside in south Wales, where most analogue TV receivers are thought to use a local relay station. This will be switched over to digital during the trial, and possibly permanently if the trial is a success. There is no confirmation from the DCMS that these places will be amongst those used for trials but a spokesperson said: "Once they have been identified their names will be announced and a public consultation exercise will be launched".
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