West Midlands prepares for digital switchover

Wrekin transmitter
Image caption The Wrekin transmitter is involved in the switchover

Some digital TV viewers in the West Midlands will need to retune this week as part of the digital switchover.

More than 600,000 homes will be affected, as analogue TV signals are turned off in two stages.

BBC Two will switch over at the Wrekin, Ridge Hill, Lark Stoke and Bromsgrove transmitters on 6 April, with other channels following on 20 April.

TV viewers using Freeview, BT Vision or Top Up TV should re-tune on those dates, Digital UK said.

The organisation is co-ordinating the country's move to digital-only TV. Radio will not be affected by the current scheme.

The April switchover will have the greatest impact on viewers in Shropshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Other parts of the West Midlands, served by the Sutton Coldfield, Brierley Hill and Malvern transmitters will not lose analogue signals until September.

People receiving TV signals by satellite or cable will not be affected by the changes.

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