Finally they start to do something… 

13 May 2004 tbs.pm/608

The Scotsman: Towns to Trial Digital TV Switchover

Finally it looks like someone has got off their backside in government and is thinking properly about analogue switch off. The DCMS are apparently looking for sites to pioneer digital-only broadcasting.

Towns in Wales are thought to be on the top of the list – helped no doubt by the fact that the principality has a large number of transmitters so switching off one won’t affect a huge area.

In a year that has so far seen the broadcasting industry beret the government for talking about digital but seemingly being unable to commit to anything, news of this trial will be seen as a sign of encouragement, and might even mean that a 2010 turnoff is actually likely.

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