Digital Broadcasting: North East

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 1st April 2008.

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Photo of Fraser Kemp Fraser Kemp Labour, Houghton and Washington East

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress has been made on preparations for digital television switchover in the North East region.

Photo of Andy Burnham Andy Burnham The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Digital UK is the body charged with communicating with the public and co-ordinating the technical works to upgrade the terrestrial television network to digital. Digital UK operates both national and regional information campaigns. A communications campaign dedicated to the Tyne Tees region, as well as work to upgrade the television transmitters serving the Tyne Tees region, will commence in 2010 to enable the switch to digital to be completed in 2012.

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