Free to air digital services via Digital Terrestrial Television are unlikely to be available throughout the High Peak area until Switchover because of spectrum constraints. The BBC and Ofcom believe that Switchover could start to happen as early as 2007 and be completed by 2012.
Discussions are taking place between the Government, Ofcom, and the Public Service Broadcasters and other stakeholders on the detailed plans for switchover. However, no specific dates have been set for the conversion of individual transmitters (with the exception of the Technical Trial transmitter in Ferryside where we plan Switchover in March 2005).
Some free to air services are available via digital satellite. Unfortunately, a regional breakdown of digital satellite reception is not possible, but, according to Ofcom figures, digital satellite coverage currently stands at between 96 per cent. and 98 per cent. of all UK households.