London switchover dates confirmed
Brian Butterworth published on UK Free TV
The first date is Wednesday, 4th April 2012, when the BBC TWO analogue service closes, and the BBCA multiplex starts broadcasting.
The second date is Wednesday 18th April 2012, when BBC One, ITV 1, Channel 4 and Channel 5 close on analogue and the rest of the digital services start broadcasting, including Freeview HD from all transmitters.
The two Channel 5 analogue transmitters at Croydon and Chelmsford will no longer be providing television services.
Crystal Palace, Guildford, Hemel Hempstead and Reigate will have the full complement of commercial multiplexes.
The other transmitters at Alexandra Palace, Assendon, Biggin Hill, Bishops Stortford, Cane Hill, Caterham, Chepping Wycombe, Chesham, Chingford, Croydon (Old Town) , Dorking, East Grinstead, Edmonton, Farningham, Finchley, Forest Row, Gravesend, Great Missenden, Greenwich, Hammersmith, Hampstead Heath, Hemel Hempstead Town, Henley-on-Thames, Hertford, High Wycombe, Hughenden, Kenley, Kensal Town, Lea Bridge, Marlow Bottom, Micklefield, Mickleham, New Addington, New Barnet, Old Coulsdon, Orpington, Otford, Poplar, Skirmett, St Albans, Sutton, Walthamstow North, Welwyn, West Wycombe, Wonersh, Wooburn, Woolwich and Worlds End will carry on the public services.
It is worth noting that the dates "announced" yesterday are in line with those that have been on UK Free TV since 2007. UK Digital switchover simulation - ukfree.tv - independent digital TV and switchover advice .