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Digital Television

Volume 450: debated on Thursday 19 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps she is taking to ensure that digital television coverage will be universal and reliable when analogue television broadcasting is discontinued. (95399)

The vast majority of households can receive digital TV services via digital satellite, terrestrial, cable or Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL).

Three quarters of UK households are currently able to receive digital terrestrial television. From switchover, coverage of digital terrestrial television will be increased to substantially match that currently achieved by analogue services.