UK analogue TV will come to an end on 24 October 2012. The date is targeted for the completion of digital television switchover which started in 2008.
David Scott, the Digital UK chief executive, said: “The analogue era was a defining period for TV but the fully digital age will be even better, with a greater choice of channels for viewers everywhere. I’m looking forward to October next year when we will have brought the benefits of digital to every corner of the country.”
Digital UK added it was on course to complete the project at least £53m (€60.5m) under budget.
The last analogue TV signals will be switched off in Northern Ireland where “virtually all” households will receive the new digital signal “including half a million viewers who cannot receive it now”.