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Television (Wales)

Volume 447: debated on Monday 5 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps she is taking to ensure access to (a) BBC Wales, (b) ITV Wales and (c) S4C in north-east Wales after digital switchover. (72673)

Digital Switchover will enable digital terrestrial coverage to match the current 98.5 per cent. analogue level. Switchover for the HTV Wales region will happen in the second half of 2009.

After switchover, viewers in Wales who currently receive BBC Wales, ITV Wales and S4C in analogue terrestrial form, will continue to receive those services in digital form. But these services are also available on satellite to the whole country.