THE plug is to be pulled on Bolton Council's digital TV site with viewing figures falling as more people access the authority's services on the internet.

The DiTV site was set up in October 2004, showing pages of information about council services via digital television on Sky as well as Telewest and NTL, the latter two now Virgin Media.

But usage has dipped, and the council has decided to concentrate resources on its website as people's main route to electronically access council information.

The website is being re-branded and re-organised to make it easier for people to find out information about the council and its services.

In its first month of operation the DiGI TV site received more than 4,000 hits and later peaked at more than 7,000.

But fewer than 1,000 people a month are now viewing the site, compared to the 200,000 hits recorded at A council spokesman said: "DiGI TV did prove valuable in improving the electronic system and the feedback from people about the kind of information they expected to find on a site such as this was also very useful.

"The council plans to monitor and review the situation in the future as the switchover to digital TV continues."