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Today more than 4 million households across the West Midlands, Yorkshire, Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme will make the switch to all-digital TV, taking the UK total to 17 million homes or 63% of the UK.
Led by Digital UK the switchover project is due to be completed next year when the four remaining regions, London, the south of England, the north east of England and Northern Ireland, make the switch.
“The project is on-time and has run brilliantly smoothly,” said Communications Minister Ed Vaizey. “Switching to digital TV provides people with more channels while freeing up valuable spectrum.”