Quick Guide:Digital switchover
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What is digital TV?

Why switch?

What's on offer?

What if I want more channels?

When do I switch?

Can I get help?

What's on offer?

You do not need to pay monthly subscriptions to get digital TV.

The simplest way is through your aerial, with a set-top box, or a TV with a box built-in, for the basic Freeview service of up to 30 channels.

Set-top boxes cost around 50, although you may need to upgrade your aerial to get the best reception.

Sky also offers over 120 free channels through a satellite dish, for a one-off 150 payment. The BBC and ITV are developing a rival Freesat service.