Feeds

Granada to start losing analog telly tomorrow

BBC 2 first, all the rest later

SANS - Survey on application security programs

The Granada TV region will lose part of its analog signal tomorrow, paving the way for stronger Freeview digital broadcasts.

The region, which stretches North of Lancaster down to into Cheshire, taking in Manchester and Liverpool on the way, is served by the Winter Hill transmitter.

A mountainous neck of the woods, the Granada region requires 70 relay transmitters, most of which will turn off the analog signal at 6am. Others will be switched during the morning, some later, but all will have gone digital-only for BBC 2 by teatime.

BBC 2 will be lost first, followed by the other analogue channels a month later on 2 December.

Digital Switchover map

Switchover, region by regio

Tomorrow will also see analog BBC 2 dropped from Wales' Long Mountain transmitter, with the remaining channels again being switched off in early December. Two further Welsh transmitters, Blaenplwyf on the west coast and Wenvoe near Cardiff, will begin their switchover in February-March 2010.

The West Country region and the Scottish Borders have already completed their switchover.

The West region, which covers Bristol, north Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, will start switching in March 2010 as will the north of Scotland, though this larger area will be switched in stages on a transmitter-by-transmitter basis through to October 2010 - the month that will see the Central Scotland region begin a switch that won't be completed until 2011.

Central, Yorkshire and Anglia switch over that year, with London, Meridian and Tyne Tees finally catching up nearly three years from now. Does it really have to take that long? ®

SANS - Survey on application security programs

More from The Register

next story
Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner hacked in just 4 DAYS
Sammy's newbie cooked slower than iPhone, also costs more to build
Leaked pics show EMBIGGENED iPhone 6 screen
Fat-fingered fanbois rejoice over Chinternet snaps
Oh no, Joe: WinPhone users already griping over 8.1 mega-update
Hang on. Which bit of Developer Preview don't you understand?
Microsoft lobs pre-release Windows Phone 8.1 at devs who dare
App makers can load it before anyone else, but if they do they're stuck with it
Rounded corners? Pah! Amazon's '3D phone has eye-tracking tech'
Now THAT'S what we call a proper new feature
Feast your PUNY eyes on highest resolution phone display EVER
Too much pixel dust for your strained eyeballs to handle
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
US mobile firms cave on kill switch, agree to install anti-theft code
Slow and kludgy rollout will protect corporate profits
Sony battery recall as VAIO goes out with a bang, not a whimper
The perils of having Panasonic as a partner
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.