On-screen messages about the digital switchover are appearing on analogue TV channels in North Devon, Digital UK has announced. In just under six months July 1 the Huntshaw Cross transmitter group, which serves North Devon, will start switching to di
On-screen messages about the digital switchover are appearing on analogue TV channels in North Devon, Digital UK has announced. In just under six months - July 1 - the Huntshaw Cross transmitter group, which serves North Devon, will start switching to digital television.Analogue viewers are seeing a series of intermittent messages such as: "This TV gets its signal from the Huntshaw Cross transmitter group, and needs to be ready for digital switchover on 12th August 2009. Questions? Call Digital UK on 08456 505050."Bill Taylor, South West Regional manager for Digital UK, said: "Research has shown that captions are a very effective way to tell viewers their television will definitely be affected by switchover, and when it will happen. Viewers in the West Country who see the messages know they have to get ready."There are a number of ways to go digital depending on where you live. The postcode checker on Digital UK's website and helpline can identify the options."During 2009, more than 100 transmitters in the West Country will switch to fully digital signals, making Freeview available across the region for the first time. Nearly a million households will be able to receive digital services via their aerial. As well as Huntshaw Cross, four other transmitter groups will start switching between April and August 2009.Digital UK is the independent, not-for-profit organisation leading the switchover process. Viewers can check their digital options by entering their postcode at digitaluk.co.uk or calling the helpline: 08456 505050.