Wales nears full switch to digital


30 Mar 2010

Wales looks set to become the first country in the UK to go fully digital when the analogue television signal is turned off completely.

The Wenvoe transmitter and its relay stations serve 649,000 homes in southeast Wales. The transmitter will be switching from analogue to digital from midnight until mid-afternoon on Wednesday, 31 March.

Swansea was the first city in Wales to become fully digital, in August. Mid and north Wales was next, leaving the southeast to be the last to be converted to digital.

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The Wenvoe transmitter and its 75 relay stations cover a large area that includes Cardiff, Newport, Monmouth, Merthyr Tydfil, Brecon and Rhondda Cynon Taf.

Photo: Wales looks set to be the first UK country to become fully digital