Final dates for Isle of Man and Caldbeck switchoff
Brian Butterworth published on UK Free TV
These dates are now published:
Isle of ManBeary Peark (IoM), Douglas (IoM), Foxdale (IoM), Glenmaye (IoM), Jurby (IoM), Kimmeragh (IoM), Laxey (IoM), Port St Mary (IoM), Ramsey (IoM), Union Mills (IoM)
Cumbria and South West ScotlandAinstable, Ballantrae, Barskeoch Hill, Bassenthwaite, Bleach Green VP, Caldbeck, Cambret Hill, Coniston, Creetown, Crosby Ravensworth, Crosthwaite, Dentdale, Dumfries South, Glencoyne (Glenridding Link), Glenluce, Glenridding, Grasmere, Greystoke, Haltwhistle, Hawkshead, Kendal, Kendal Fell, Keswick, Kirkby Stephen, Kirkcudbright, Langholm, Lorton, Lowther Valley, Millthrop, Minnigaff, Moffat, New Galloway, Orton, Pinwherry, Pooley Bridge, Portpatrick, Ravenstonedale, Sandale, Sedbergh, St Bees, Stranraer, Thornhill, Threlkeld, Windermere, Workington
John Askew, Digital UK's Regional Manager in Border, said: "Whitehaven shows that switchover works. Today we can announce when the final switchovers in Border will take place."
Latest research indicates nine out of ten people served by the Caldbeck transmitter group are now aware of digital switchover and 80% have already converted their main TV set. Other findings from the Digital UK/Ofcom Tracker Survey (to June 2008) revealed:
- More than half of homes (59%) in the area have already converted all their sets to digital
- 85% recognise the 'digital tick' logo
- Nine out of ten viewers are personally comfortable with switchover
See also UK digital switchover dates - ukfree.tv - independent digital television and switchover advice, since 2002
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