digital switchover

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digital switchover

(ˈswɪtʃˌəʊvə)
n
the process of changing the method of transmitting television from analogue to digital format
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Irish Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte said: "This announcement means that from Analogue Switchoff on October 24, over 90% of viewers in Northern Ireland will be able to receive TG4 and the two primary RTE channels in digital.
I think it has become apparent in the past five years that the analogue switchoff is not going to happen as fast as we thought it would back in 2005.
Asked why all the population could not receive Freeview, he answered: ``The constraints are entirely outside our control'' and said it would not be possible to provide universal Freeview until analogue switchoff.
The rollout of digital TV broadcasting ahead of analogue switchoff in 2013 will help support sales of premium TV sets.
An analogue switchoff plan has been adopted and digital TV is widely available.
A strategic plan for the transition to Digital Terrestrial TV was published by the Ministry of Communications and was approved in October 2009, with analogue switchoff expected by 2012.
Licences to construct and operate digital terrestrial TV networks were awarded in 2009, with analogue switchoff scheduled for 2012.