Dates finalised for transfer to digital TV

The government has decided on the nationwide timetable for the transfer from analog to digital tv. The process must be completed by 31 January 2008.

Digitalisation starts on Gotland and in Gävle and Motala in September, October and November this year respectively. The remaining transmitters are scheduled to transfer through 2006 and 2007.

Stockholm is scheduled for transfer on 12 March 2007, Gothenburg on 24 September 2007 and Malmö is in the last wave on 15 October 2007.

On the given date, analog broadcasts from SVT2 cease immediately. Analog broadcasts from SVT1 and TV4 continue for up to three weeks.

Digitalisation should make transmission more reliable and make commercial stations accessible for more people.

Only people who receive tv transmissions via an antenna need to purchase a digital box for their tv. Cable and satellite tv sets are unaffected. If you rent an apartment your landlord should inform you of any changes you need to make.

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Sources: Dagens Nyheter