Television signals will soon change to transmit in a new digital frequency. The process is called Switchover and will occur region by region, between now and 2012 all broadcasts will be changed to digital. There are a wide range of solutions for your business, business centers and indeed your home. We provide a complete solution for changeover and a free Freeview Box:
Digital TV Switchover - Analogue to Digital conversion and recycling program.
Full range of digital replacement sets,
Analogue to Digital conversion and recycling programs.
However, most old TV's can be converted by adapter to access digital channels, without any snags
Businesses will be obligated by the goverments WEEE standards to recycle products such as old televisions and video equipment. Old TV should be recycled for parts and raw materials.
Switchover to the Digital Freeview network for 100's of Free Digital Channels and in HDTV.
Access Digital TV: Freeview, Cable, IPTV or Satellite?
Upgrading your existing TV service or looking for a replacement to analogue TV can be expensive unless you plan. These are the methods available to access TV in digital:
Freeview (Aerial) Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) channels are free.
Cable By subscribing to a fixed cable provider such as Virgin.
Satellite Free to Air (FTA)
Satellite and Receiver for, free subscription and paid subscription with without fixed provider.
Satellite (Subscription) By subscription with a fixed satellite provider such as Sky.
IPTV (Set top box) Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) is digital television delivered on your television (and not PC) through high speed internet (broadband)
To help with this process we offer mixed or combined packages and guide you according to your budget and choice.
Digital TV FAQ
" It's estimated 40% of UK viewers in the dark over digital switch. "
WHEN DOES THE DIGITAL CHANGEOVER START? In the early hours of 17th October 2007 around 25,000 households will be the first to have the old analogue signal switched off (Whitehaven, Western Cumbria, UK), then by 2012 most TV signals will be broadcasting as digital signals.
WHAT IS DIGITAL CHANGEOVER OR SWITCHOVER ABOUT ? Digital TV Changeover is the process when the Government turns off the analogue broadcast television to converted to digital television in an area or in this case nation-wide, also referred to as analogue switch off OR switchover .
ARE MANY PEOPLE OR REGIONS AWARE OF THE CHANGE ? Ofcom estimate that 63% of households are already using television, while market researchers GfK show that 48 per cent of televisions sold between April and June were analogue and nearly half of all televisions sold over the past three months are old-fashioned analogue sets. Digital Switchover Help Scheme has been setup to help with any issues.
CAN OLD ANALOGUE TV's GET DIGITAL ? Yes, the five existing terrestrial TV channels will continue to be available free-to-view via digital TV. Digital television can be accessed through Freeview set-top receiver boxes, via digital satellite, digital cable or (online) broadband television services, where the set-top box can be provided for free or with other subscription costs. see Pro's & Con's.
The new free digital subscription service from the BBC and ITV announces, digital high definition satellite TV for the Euro 2008 matches. Freesat will be available in free high definition on channels BBC HD and ITV HD, it is estimated that over 10'000 viewers have HDTV's. Virgin and Sky TV will also show the games.
Digital High Definition TV channels: BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three and BBC Four; ITV1, ITV2, ITV3 and ITV4; Channel 4, E4, More4 and Film4; news channels BBC News and Al-Jazeera English; children's channels CBBC, CBeebies and CiTV; music channels Chartshow TV and The Vault; interactivity from BBCi; digital radio; and the superlative picture quality of BBC HD and ITV HD.
While in 2005 USA congress approved a bill to insure a new deadline of 2009for the final switch to digital TV in the US. By this time, all American TVs must be able to receive a digital signal and the major broadcast networks (NBC, CBS, FOX, ABC, UPN, WB) will have to broadcast 100% of programming in a digital format.
While most of the country will still have acces to analogue, on 12th August 2009 Swansea will be the fisrt in Wales to be switched to the new digital services
. The countdown will really begin by the end of August 2009, as most of Wales will be switched over to Digital and analogue switched off. Digital TV is well on its way and by 2010 half of the UK will have been switched over. The switch over is due to complete for the 2012 Olympics.
The helpline for Digital UK 08456 50 50 50 (08458 48 48 48 for Welsh-speakers).