digital-alThe first stage of the digital switchover in Hampshire, Berkshire and Surrey has been completed. Analogue BBC Two was permanently turned off at the Hannington transmitter group on 8 February and digital TV has been boosted to reach all areas.
The start of TV switchover means that thousands of viewers in digital blackspots including parts of Winchester, Newbury and Henley can now get BBC Freeview channels for the first time, while picture quality will improve for many existing viewers.
Homes already watching Freeview will need to retune their TVs and boxes in order to regain their BBC services.
The process will be completed on 22 February, when the remaining analogue channels will be switched off. Further Freeview channels from ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 will then be available from local transmitters for the first time.

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