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THE MAN behind the biggest broadcasting revolution since the introduction of colour TV will deliver a public lecture at the University of Portsmouth.

Peter White, a former economics student at the university who is in charge of the BBC’s digital switchover, will speak about the big job of replacing the existing analogue signal with a stronger digital TV signal at 6pm on February 2.

He will also be responsible for ensuring older and disabled people are not left with blank TV screens when the nation makes the move to digital this year.

Professor Gioia Pescetto, the dean of Portsmouth Business School, said: ‘I’m delighted that Peter is taking time out of his busy schedule to talk at the university.

‘It will be fascinating to hear about the digital switchover project, especially now it is in full swing.’

The digital roll-out began in Scotland and Cumbria in 2008. It has moved throughout the UK, and will end with the London and south east regions in the next few months.

Admission is free, but to reserve limited places email or call 023 9284 3757.