Freeview HD will officially arrive late 2009, with Manchester and Liverpool the first cities to be switched on to hi-def for free.
The MD of Sony UK has said that the company expects to see the digital radio switchover in Britain by 2015, with the FM signal being switched off for good soon after that date.
ExclusiveDigital UK has told TechRadar that its approach to the digital switchover makes it significantly less trouble to implement than the United States' switch, which has become mired in controversy and delays
Ofcom has unveiled its vision for the future of public service broadcasting, essentially clearing a path for a Channel 4 partnership with either Five or BBC Worldwide.
The BBC has brought back the test card as it looks to aid the digital switchover rolling out across Britain.
The digital switchover moved onto a whole new phase on Thursday when the remaining analogue channels in the Scottish Borders region were switched over to digital.
The digital switchover started in earnest on Thursday, with Scottish Borders losing analogue BBC 2 at 12.31am.
Digital UK is warning that one third of the UK's 60 million TVs are not ready to receive a digital television signal ahead of the analogue switch off.
John Logie-Baird's grandson has launched a search to find the oldest television in Scotland – as part of Digital UK's marketing campaign for the digital switchover.