Digital Switchover for Meridian part 1

The Digital SwitchOver (DSO) continues with the Bluebell Hill and Dover transmitter groups starting the first phase of switchover on the 13 June 2012 and the second phase on the 27 June 2012.

Stage 1, 13 June 2012: At midnight BBC2 analogue will cease and BBC1 and 2 in digital will change frequency, hence the need to retune so as these programs continue. There will possibly be interruptions with other channels dewing the day.*

Stage 2, 27 June 2012: At midnight analogue channels BBC2, ITV and Channel 4 will cease, other digital channels will change frequency hence the need for a second retune.*

These retunes can be done anytime after midnight on the above days, there is no dead line in which to complete the retune process, so if your away on holiday, just retune when you return.


I will be posting the new frequencies soon for people that wish to carry out a manual retune.



Both transmitters on the 27 June 2012 will launch the Freeview HD signals, viewers with a Freeview HD box or a TV with Freeview HD built in, will be able to pickup the new services broadcast on DVB-T2 standard.


* Stages 1 and 2 will happen at 6am on the dates above for the Dover transmitter, not midnight.