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.

Area Transmitter Stage one Stage two
West Sussex (most) Midhurst 29 February 2012 14 March 2012
West Sussex (part) Rowbridge 7 March 2012 21 March 2012
Brighton Whitehawk Hill 7 March 2012 21 March 2012
East Sussex Heathfield 30 May 2012 13 June 2012
Tunbridge Wells area Tunbridge Wells 30 May 2012 13 June 2012
Hastings area Hastings 30 May 2012 13 June 2012
South and east Kent Dover 13 June 2012 27 June 2012
North and mid Kent Bluebell Hill 13 June 2012 27 June 2012

via BBC News

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