Thousands of homes will be able to receive Freeview signals for the first time

BBC Two has been the first analogue channel in London to be switched off.

Ahead of the switchover, Digital UK said it believed thousands of analogue TV sets in the area needed to be converted to receive digital.

Freeview viewers also need to retune their TVs or they will lose BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three and BBC News.

An estimated 12 million viewers are affected in the London area, but the majority of

homes had already switched to digital.

The switchover comes 75 years after the first regular TV service began in London.

Analogue BBC Two also ceased at midnight in parts of Berkshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, and Surrey.

The remaining analogue channels – BBC One, ITV1, Channel Four and Channel Five – will be turned off on 18 April.

via BBC News

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