TV Signal Switch Makes Dundee 'Scotland's First Digital City'

Dundee has become “Scotland's first digital city”, as far as the switch of the TV signal from analogue to digital.

Shortly after midnight, analogue BBC One and Two, STV, Channel 4 and Five were turned off permanently at the Angus transmitter group, meaning TV viewers in Angus and Perth, as well as Dundee, being affected.

The switchover affects more than 200,000 households – by far the largest switchover in Scotland to date.

Says Paul Hughes, Digital UK’s National Manager for Scotland: “This is an historic day, as we say goodbye to the old analogue system in this part of Scotland forever and welcome Dundee as the country’s first digital city. Viewers have responded extremely well and many are enjoying the benefits of digital TV for the first time.

“As with any change on this scale, some people may need a bit of extra help so we and the Help Scheme are on hand to give advice and assistance to those who may need it.”

A 'switchover roadshow' is running today in Dundee city square.