BT Vision were up in Whitehaven before, during and after the analogue switch off trying to tempt ‘Switchers’ to take up the service.
The day after digital switch over; we caught up with Ilse Howling to have a quick chat about her views on the switch over and the the introduction of the next stage of Freeview – the ability to easily record the programmes on Digital TV. Freeview have worked with the Digital Television Group to create … Continue reading Whitehaven Switchover: Ilse Howling, Freeview (Podcast)
As you’re aware there’s lot of new things being tried out in Whitehaven for the UK’s first analogue/digital switch over. One that electrical retailer Currys is trying out is a showroom/shop that can be driven to remote areas giving those who are miles away from a shop, or who aren’t that mobile. It’s a pretty … Continue reading Whitehaven Switchover: Currys Mobile Shop Trial
Post Digital switchover, Jamie Reed, the MP for Copeland (that includes Whitehaven) and Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on digital switch over, has a lot of interesting things to say, both about the run up to this week and following it.
We thought we’d have a wander around the shops to try and gauge the feeling of the electronics retailers, as to how things have been with the build up to digital switch over. Given this is the first place in the UK to switch off the analogue, we thought it would be of general interest.
Sarah Jane Grey has been working for Digital UK on the ground in Whitehaven since December 2006 – a full 10 months before switch over. She points out that it’s wrong to assume that older people are less able to cope with analogue/digital switch over – many of the older people in Whitehaven were highly … Continue reading Whitehaven Switchover: Digital UK’s Ten Month Switch Over Buildup (Podcast)
Mary Bradly is the regional director of Age Concern, a charity that works with the over-50s. As you may have read/heard in our interview with Ford Ennals, Digital UK see partner organisation vital for the smooth switch over from analogue TV to digital. Age concern has been working with Digital UK as one of their … Continue reading Whitehaven Switchover: Mary Bradley, Age Concern (Podcast)
We caught up with Ford Ennals, Chief Exec of Digital UK, underneath the relay aerial that was going to be the first to switch off analogue and turn on digital TV – Digital switchover in Whitehaven. He and his team have been spending huge amounts of time in Whitehaven to ensure the transition would be … Continue reading Whitehaven Switchover: Ford Ennals Interview: Digital UK CEO (Podcast)
Official timings of the Switch Over last night for the Whitehaven relay. 02:00 – BBC2 switched off after the snooker had finished. 02:10 – ITV switched off 02:17 – ITV back on previous BBC2 channel 02:37 – First digital Mux came up delivering five channels on the old BBC2 analogue frequency. Each of the other … Continue reading Whitehaven Switchover: Official Switch Over Timings
We’ve dragged ourself out of bed to have a quick check that the Whitehaven Switch Over was a success. You’ll be aware of the considerable build up to this pivotal event for UK TV.