The Digital Switchover Begins

If your screen has gone blank, this is because this morning analog BBC2 was turned off in the Granada region (Winter Hill) as the start of the digital switchover takes place. From today, more than half a million more viewers will be able to get Freeview for the first time today.

Viewers will need to rescan their boxes / televisions today, and again on December the 2nd when the final part of the switchover takes place, this will be when BBC1, ITV1 Channel 4 and Five’s analog broadcasts are all turned off .

The whole process today should be complete by this afternoon, if you appear to be missing channels rescan again later on.

Sky and Cable viewers will be unaffected by this change.