Digital switchover imminent in East Sussex

ANALOGUE TV viewers across East Sussex have just two weeks to get ready for the digital TV switchover, starting on 30 May.

With just a fortnight to go until the first analogue channel is permanently switched off at the Heathfield transmitter, latest research indicates nine out of ten homes in the area have already gone digital on their main TV set, but some still need to get ready or risk having a blank screen.

Digital UK, the independent body in charge of the process, is now launching the final stage of its information campaign.

Large warning messages will be broadcast on analogue channels, reminding viewers to get ready for switchover. The Switchover Help Scheme is also urging any eligible older and disabled viewers yet to respond to let them know whether they want practical support to convert one TV set to digital, including a choice of equipment, installation and aftercare.

Viewers can check their switchover date and options for getting digital TV by using the Digital UK postcode checker at or by ringing 08456 50 50 50. Advice point lists are available at