Yorkshire TV Region

The Yorkshire TV region started its digital switchover on 3 August 2011 and completed switchover on 21 September 2011. After switchover was completed everyone in the Yorkshire TV region was able to receive digital TV via Freeview, or via other digital TV platforms such as Virgin Media, BT or Sky.

The transmitter in the Yorkshire TV region covers the area of York, Sheffield, Chesterfield, Leeds, Kingston upon Hull, Doncaster, Lincoln and Huddersfield.

Switchover dates for Yorkshire

The digital switchover in the Yorkshire TV region followed a switchover schedule published by Digital UK. The Yorkshire TV region is divided by 5 transmitter groups, which meant not all Yorkshire households were switched over to a digital TV signal at the same time – the actual analogue switch off and reception of the digital TV signal was dependent upon the transmitter group that was nearest to you. Even while digital switchover has now been completed, there may still be upgrades or maintenance activities for the Yorkshire TV region and as such it is recommended to check the DigitalUK website for any updates.

Transmitter
Area served
Completed
Belmont
East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire
17 Aug 2011
Oliver’s Mount
The Scarborough area
17 Aug 2011
Sheffield
The Sheffield area
24 Aug 2011
Chesterfield
The Chesterfield area
24 Aug 2011
Emley Moor
Most of Yorkshire (excl East)
21 Sept 2011

Receiving Freeview Digital TV in Yorkshire TV Region

To be able to receive Freeview on your television you require an aerial (antenna) and a television with a built in digital tuner or you can get a set-top-box that you can connect via HDMI to your HDTV or via SCART for an older (CRT) television. To compare packages of other digital TV providers such Virgin Media, Sky and BT, check the compare section of this website [coming soon].

Aerial

For the reception of any kind of digital terrestrial television you will need an aerial. The type of aerial may vary based on your location and that of the transmitter. In some instances an indoor aerial is already enough; in more rural areas you may require an external aerial. A “digital aerial” or “analogue aerial” doesn’t exist – there may be small differences between each aerial that makes one aerial better than another but there is no such thing as a digital aerial.

Re-tune

As result of upgrades or for instance channel line-up changes, you may be required to re-tune your digital TV receiver. This re-tune allows the digital receiver to look up the channels. It is an easy process for which more information is available at the FAQ section of this website.

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