Searchlights – Crystal Palace Digital switchover
Crystal Palace transmitter lights up the night sky as it broadcasts analogue signal for the last time after 56 years
The 719ft-high tower shone like a beacon over south London as it marked the end of an era following the biggest digital switchover yet.
The mother of all transmitters, which reaches a fifth of the country’s TV sets all by itself, will continue to broadcast signals – but only digital ones from now on.
The 219m tall Crystal Palace broadcast tower is illuminated to mark the switch from analogue to digital television, bringing to an the end the 75 years that the antenna has been broadcasting the analogue signal.
By PAUL REVOIR
PUBLISHED: 01:54, 19 April 2012 | UPDATED: 17:08, 19 April 2012