The Isle of Man is to be the first nation in the British Isles to switch over fully from analogue to digital television, it has been announced.
The switch-over will start in 2008
The Communications Commission confirmed it would take place on the island and across the Border ITV region in 2008.
The formal switchover on the English-Scottish borders will take place within three years and the rest of the UK will follow by 2012.
More than 60% of people on the island have digital TV through satellite.
Communications Commission Director, Anthony Hewitt, said: "This is welcome confirmation of the broad programme for switchover.
"Digital television will bring a new range of choice to viewers on the Island. TV reception and services will be enhanced."