When the switchover happens in Cornwall, you will need to have digital equipment to continue watching TV. If you don't, you won't be able to receive any TV programmes.
|Laurence will be presenting the Phone In|
Digital is now the best technology for broadcasting TV. To make sure everyone in the UK can receive it, the signal needs to be available for free everywhere, ideally through a normal aerial.
At present, around 74% of households are in areas where this is possible. Digital signals for the rest of the country can only be switched on when the existing analogue ones are switched off. After switchover almost everyone (at least 98.5%) will be able to receive digital TV through an aerial.
|Mascot watching digital TV|
Bill Taylor is an expert from Digital UK, an independent organisation, which is co-ordinating the switchover.
He appeared with Laurence Reed on a special Digital phone in on BBC Radio Cornwall on Thursday 8 March. If you missed the show, listen to the whole hour-long phone in again, by clicking on the link below: