digital-alCornwall’s Redruth transmitter has undergone the first phase of digital switchover successfully, Digital UK has confirmed.
The Beacon Hill, Stockland Hill and Huntshaw Cross transmitters have already switched from analogue to digital, and today’s Redruth conversion is the penultimate stage in the West Country region’s digital switchover.
In this first stage of switchover at Redruth, analogue BBC Two has been switched off and replaced with a multiplex of BBC digital channels. Some relays are already carrying the new services, with others to come online later today.

The second phase of the process will go ahead on August 5 when all analogue channels will be turned off permanently to be replaced with high-power transmissions of digital multiplexes.
On August 12, digital switchover in the West Country will move on to the Caradon Hill transmitter which serves 255,000 homes in east Cornwall and parts of Devon, including Plymouth. Following this, the entire programme will shift to Wales, starting with the Kilvey Hill transmitter in the Swansea area.

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