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Digital Switchover

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 3 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the number of households in each region who will not receive a full service from Freeview after digital switchover. (251299)

The following table shows Ofcom's estimate of the number of households that will be able to receive the full six multiplex Freeview service of approximately 40 channels following digital switchover.

Region

Percentage

Anglia

86

Border

53

Central

98

Granada

97

London

95

Meridian

84

STV Central

93

STV North (Grampian)

79

Tyne Tees

96

Ulster

78

Wales

73

West

94

West Country

74

Yorkshire

97