London to complete DSO before Olympics

London’s switch to digital television will be completed in time for the Olympics next summer, switchover organisation Digital UK has confirmed.

There had been fears that the biggest region to transfer from analogue to digital might not be done in time for the London Games, which start on July 27th, However it is reported that the process will begin about this time next year and be completed by June.

The exact date when the analogue transmitter in Crystal Palace that serves the majority of London will be switched off will be announced on April 7th.

The rolling switchover programme to turn the UK over to digital television began in 2007 in Whitehaven in Cumbria and has so far been carried out with few hitches. However, London is the biggest region so far and is likely to attract a lot of media attention, as many journalists and politicians are based in the capital.

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