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Digital Television

Volume 455: debated on Wednesday 24 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate she has made of the percentage of homes in Morecambe and Lunesdale which have digital television. (110468)

Presently, the vast majority of households in the constituency should be able to receive digital TV services via either digital satellite or digital terrestrial (Freeview).

Ofcom estimate that from switchover (which will take place during 2009 in the Granada region), coverage of digital terrestrial television will be increased to substantially match that currently achieved by analogue services (this is taken to equate to 98.5 per cent. of UK households).