The digital switchover process has begun in earnest on the English-Scottish borders. The BBC Two analogue signal was switched off by Arqiva engineers at 00:31 GMT this morning (November 6) with Multiplex 1, now known as both PSB1 and BBC Multiplex A, going live at 02:16.
The signal is being transmitted from the Selkirk transmitter and nine relay sites in Bonchester Bridge, Clovenfords, Galashiels, Hawick, Jedburgh, Lauder, Peebles, Stow, and Yetholm. A further two in Eyemouth and Innerleithen went live at 10.05 following engineer visits.
There has previously been no digital signal in the area and those viewers who receive their signal from the relay stations will only receive the public service multiplexes.
Stage two of the switchover will take place on November 20 when the remaining analogue channels (BBC One, ITV1, Channel 4 and Five) will be turned off. The remaining public service multiplexes will then be added and the DTT receivers will need to be retuned.