05 August 2008

Final transmission changes take place today

The final stage of a nationwide roll-out of new transmission standards for Freeview channels will be completed today. The remaining transmitters yet to make the switch (those in the Anglia, Meridian, Yorkshire, Wales, Westcountry, Central and West regions) will be updated. Some obsolete Freeview receiver models – estimated to be around 1% of the total number in use – will no longer function after the changes.