digital-alViewers in Cardiff, Newport and south east Wales have begun the switch to digital that will make Wales the UK’s first digital nation.
Forty-six years after BBC Two was launched, the channel’s last remaining analogue signal in Wales was turned off permanently at the Wenvoe transmitter, and engineers started switching on digital signals at 75 relay transmitters serving more than 280,000 homes. According to Digital UK, these households will now be able to receive Freeview for the first time.

The changes also affect existing Freeview viewers who may find their BBC TV channels are missing. These services have moved to new frequencies and can be restored by retuning Freeview TVs and boxes.
The second and final stage of switchover at the Wenvoe transmitter group takes place on 31 March, when the remaining analogue channels will be switched off permanently. On this date, further Freeview channels from ITV, S4C, Channel 4 and Five will also become available from relay transmitters for the first time.

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