Next year’s Digital Switchover

David Evennett MP is encouraging constituents to ensure that they are ready for the Digital Switchover in London next year.

Statistics obtained by Mr Evennett through a written Parliamentary Question show that as of November 2010, 81% of people had converted to digital television in London, and 79% were aware that the Switchover is happening.

Leaflets will be sent to every home during the 6 months before the Switchover; there will also be advertising, roadshows and onscreen captions.

People can get impartial advice on their situation by visiting Digital UK’s website,, or by telephoning 08456 505050.

There is also a Digital Switchover Help Scheme for those aged 75, disabled, registered blind or partially sighted and anyone who is normally resident in a care home. They can be contacted on 0800 40 85 900 or by visiting

For more information on the switchover itself, visit