Analogue TV will be no more from August, 2011

Children mark the release of the digital TV change over date in Lincoln.

Children mark the release of the digital TV change over date in Lincoln.

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ANALOGUE TV stations in the county will be switched off next year as part of the big, digital change over.

The final date for analogue television use in Lincolnshire has been announced as August 3, 2011.

On that date, BBC Two will be the first to disappear before the other analogue stations depart on August 17.

Freeview coverage will be increased throughout the region in the lead up to the turn-off.

John Askew, Digital UK’s Regional Manager, said: “Today’s announcement paves the way for a new era in broadcasting for viewers in Lincolnshire. We’re preparing for the end of the analogue TV era and the dawn of a fully digital age in which everyone can enjoy extra choice. Digital UK and the Switchover Help Scheme will ensure people know about this important change, and that advice and practical support are available.”

People are being warned not to throw out their old sets as they can almost all can be converted with a digital box.

Freeview boxes will also need to be retuned at the changeover.

Anyone wishing to seek advice on the changeover can contact Digital UK on 08456 50 50 50. Or you can visit www.digitaluk.co.uk for more information.