On the night of Monday, January 31 to Tuesday, February 1, two French regions – Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Upper Normandy– will switch off all analogue terrestrial broadcasts. Picardy will move to all digital in the night from Tuesday to Wednesday.
According to research by the French digital task force, France Télé Numérique, about 61,000 households still receiving analogue signals will be affected.
In the regions, all broadcasts will cease at midnight. The main transmitters will come back on the air at 7am. The low power transmitters and gap fillers in the regions will switch back on during the day.
Owners of a DTT receiver will need to perform a new scan in order to receive all the digital terrestrial channels. Of course, homes receiving TV via satellite, cable or ADSL are not affected.