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Digital Switchover In Scotland Completed Reveals Arqiva

Arqiva has reached a milestone by completing the process of digital TV switchover from analogue system in Scotland.

According to BBC News (opens in new tab), Arqiva, the communication infrastructure and media services provider, has announced complete transition of analogue broadcasting TV to the digital one in the whole of Scotland on Wednesday.

The last group of analogue connection was turned off by the company officials at midnight at the main Black Hill transmitter of North Lanarkshire. The digital broadcast will begin by the afternoon on Wednesday. The digitization process is reported to have reached its final stage smoothly.

“Scotland has been a challenging region as a whole. There have been many technical as well as logistical challenges, as there are some very remote sites across the Highlands and on the islands.” revealed Peter Heslop, the director of digital switchover project at Arqiva.

With Scotland, eight of 15 marked analogue TV regions have been fully digitalised which include the entire Wales region. Heslop also added that the project is expected to finish on schedule and within the prescribed financial budget. The switchover process was initiated about two and a half years ago.

Arqiva has invited Television champions to witness the landmark day in the history of Scotland.

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