The dates for the start of digital switchover in the South East region have been announced, setting out the timetable for the switch-off of analogue TV channels.

The five analogue channels will be switched off in the region between 20 May and 27 2012.

signals will be boosted enabling thousands of homes to receive the digital service for the first time.

An advice line and website are available to help with the switchover.

Switch over dates
Analogue services are scheduled to be switched off in two stages at each transmitter group.

At stage one, analogue will be switched off and the first group of Freeview digital channels will become available from relay transmitters for the first time.

At stage two the remaining analogue channels will be permanently switched off and replaced with additional digital TV, radio and text services.

AreaTransmitterStage oneStage two
East SussexHeathfield30 May 201213 June 2012
Tunbridge Wells areaTunbridge Wells30 May 201213 June 2012
Hastings areaHastings30 May 201213 June 2012
South and east Dover13 June 201227 June 2012
North and mid KentBluebell Hill13 June 201227 June 2012

via BBC News