Digital Broadcasting

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 30th April 2008.

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Photo of Rosie Cooper Rosie Cooper PPS (Mr Ben Bradshaw, Minister of State), Department of Health

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the number of constituencies in which residential areas will no longer be able to receive terrestrial television signals following digital switchover in 2012.

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

We expect that at switchover the coverage of the public service broadcaster (PSB) multiplexes, via Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT), will match that of the existing analogue services, which is 98.5 per cent. of households.

We do not keep data on a constituency basis.

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