The Granada TV region begin it’s analogue switchoff tomorrow. This will allow for stronger Freeview digital broadcasts. BBC 2 will be lost first, followed by the other analogue channels on 2 December.
The region stretches North of Lancaster down to into Cheshire and includes Manchester and Liverpool.
By 2012, BBC1, BBC2, ITV, Channel 4 and Five will stop broadcasting on standard analogue TV. To get TV after the switchover, you’ll need to have a digital set-top box or a TV set that has a built-in digital TV receiver.
This is the current Analogue switch off time table
2008: Border region
2009: Granada, West Country & Wales regions
2010: West, STV North & STV Central regions
2011: Anglia, Central & Yorkshire regions
2012: London, Meridian, Tyne Tees & Ulster regions
Ways to receive digital broadcasts
* Freeview – Digital TV via a TV aerial and a digital receiver. More
* Satellite TV – Either from Sky, or a free-to-view satellite service
* Cable TV – If your house is in a Virgin Media area, you can get TV and Internet.
* Phone line – In certain parts of the UK, you can get TV down a phone line with a special set-top box from Tiscali TV