End of analogue television is announced
UK analogue TV signals will end on 24 October 2012, Digital UK has said.
The last place to enjoy the 80-year-old transmission technology will be Northern Ireland.
Afterwards, people who do not subscribe to satellite or cable services will have to buy digital televisions or set-top boxes to continue viewing.
It will also mean the end for teletext-based services, such as BBC Ceefax, as the spectrum is freed up for high-speed wireless and smartphone networks.
Digital TV offers a wider range of channels than analogue TV and much of the content available on teletext-based services can be accessed on digital sets.
TV broadcasting began in August 1932 with a series of experimental analogue transmissions to test out the novel technology. The BBC began broadcasting TV to a schedule in 1936. [read more…]
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