Thousands of homes will be able to receive Freeview signals for the first timeDigital switchover has started across West Sussex, East Sussex and Kent during which the five analogue TV channels will be switched off.

Freeview 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.

Analogue services are scheduled to be switched off in two stages at each transmitter group. BBC Two will become digital on the first date.

Switch over dates

At stage one, analogue BBC Two 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
West Sussex (most)Midhurst29 February 201214 March 2012
West Sussex (part)Rowbridge7 March 201221 March 2012
BrightonWhitehawk Hill7 March 201221 March 2012
East SussexHeathfield30 May 201213 June 2012
Tunbridge Wells areaTunbridge Wells30 May 201213 June 2012
Hastings areaHastings30 May 201213 June 2012
South and east KentDover13 June 201227 June 2012
North and mid KentBluebell Hill13 June 201227 June 2012

via BBC News

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