ONdigital welcomes Chris Smith's switch-over announcement

17th September 1999

Commenting on Chris Smith's announcement today that analogue switch off will begin no later than 2010 and possibly as early as 2006, ONdigital Chief Executive Stuart Prebble says:

"Chris Smith's announcement is wonderful news for ONdigital. It means that within a few years, ONdigital will be just a phone call away for virtually every household in Britain. It gives confidence to manufacturers, broadcasters and viewers that the future is digital.
"The decision also gives us a fighting chance of maintaining Britain's lead position in digital technology worldwide. It will now take the commitment of the Government, the regulators, manufacturers and broadcasters to bring it to fruition."