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Second transmitter switches over

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Wales will be the first nation in the UK to go completely digital

A second analogue transmitter has halted part of its service as the switch to digital television continues.

The Preseli transmitter serving the Pembrokeshire area stopped broadcasting BBC Two on Wednesday morning and started transmitting Freeview channels.

Four weeks later, the remaining terrestrial analogue channels - BBC One, ITV1, S4C and Five - will go.

Digital switchover began in Wales last week at the Kilvey Hill transmitter, which serves Swansea and Neath.

DIGITAL SWITCHOVER, 2009-2010
Transmitter: Kilvey Hill; area served: Swansea, Neath Port Talbot area: 12 Aug - 9 Sept 2009
Preseli; south west Wales: 19 Aug - 16 Sept
Carmel; parts of south and central Wales: 26 Aug - 23 Sept
Llanddona; north west Wales: 21 Oct -18 Nov
Moel y Parc; north east Wales: 28 Oct -25 Nov
Long Mountain; parts of east and central Wales: 4 Nov - 3 Dec
Blaenplwyf; parts of west and central Wales: 10 Feb - 10 March 2010
Wenvoe; Cardiff, Newport and south east Wales: 3 - 31 March
Source: Digital UK

Once the switchover has begun, viewers in the area will need to install or retune Freeview, BT Vision or Top-Up TV equipment.

Any viewers who do not have digital will not be able to see BBC Two from Wednesday, or the other four channels in four weeks.

Digital switchover will continue to roll out over Wales throughout 2009 and into 2010, and will be completed by March.

Digital UK has said 90% of homes in Wales already have digital TV and are able to receive around 40 channels, rather than four or five on analogue.

The latest figures from Digital UK suggest 95% of people in south Wales are aware of the switchover and 76% of people know what to do.

Analogue viewers have also been reminded with on-screen captions about the need to convert.

The Digital UK helpline is 08456 50 50 50 (08458 48 48 48 for Welsh speakers).



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