The UK government are pushing ahead with switching off the analogue transmitters, forcing people to move to digital services. This will bring them a huge windfall (much needed to fund their plans to control every aspect of our lives) and free up some spectrum for other uses – all of which would be fine if the digital services at least provided the same as those they will replace. We’re promised this will be the case, but when I looked at the services available for here it turned out that only 1/2 the channels we currently receive are provided. The rest are promised by the time of the eventual switchover – but that’s not until 2010!
Given that the government is spending a lot of money to encourage people to make the switch sooner rather than later, the current situation hardly seems to provide much incentive. Once more the whole digital switchover seems to be more of a digital “switch off”.