Tonight at 2am THIS SWITCH is going to be turned off, ending the BBC 2 transmission and marking the start of the UK turning off it’s analogue TV service.
As you can see, the jolly wag engineers have wished it a fond goodbye, by draping bunting over it and the BBC analogue rack that is being decommissioned.
The two shiny new racks (see below) replacing it, will, after some swapping of rather large coax cables, take over pumping five digital channels in the space that is left by the analogue channel going dark.
We chatted to Peter Heslop, DSO Programme Director, Arqiva – that means he’s the top dog with the Digital Switch Over tonight – and he give us the low down of what will actually happen after the big switch goes off.
These on-the-spot reports were made possible by the use of USB 3G Modem, running on the Vodafone network.