VIEWERS in Yorkshire will lose their TV service in five years unless they go digital.
The date was revealed in a region-by-region blueprint for switching off analogue signals.
Yorkshire is set to become a digital-only area in 2010.
Border, West Country and HTV Wales will be the first of the UK's digital-only regions under the proposed timetable.
Each region is expected to take six months to convert, giving households time to switch to digital cable, terrestrial or satellite.
Media regulator Ofcom said the last remaining analogue transmitter should be switched off at the end of 2012.
A spokesman for the Department for Media, Culture and Sport said: "Digital switchover is a huge, complex and highly technical project.
"It is important we work through all the possible issues before we make a final decision on the timetable."