Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Exeter celebrates the digital switch-off (and promotion)

There were wild scenes of jubilation as Exeter became the first city in the UK to begin the switch off of analogue TV transmissions as the Stockland transmitter stopped broadcasting some analogue channels at midnight Wednesday. Full switchover will happen on the 20th May.

To celebrate the event, thousands of the city's residents (myself among them, Exeter is my home town) took the inexplicable step of trekking 250 miles to the Don Valley Stadium in Sheffield.

A football match was played as part of the entertainment, with Exeter running out 1-0 winners over Rotherham United, courtesy of a Richard Logan header in the 71st minute. As a result of the win Exeter achieved promotion to League 1, but clearly all the Exonians were really there to celebrate the switchover.

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