We seem to be far ahead TV wise compared to the US, Widescreen has been over here for 5 years, Analogue switchoff is about to start with us possibly been one of the first, if not the first to be completely digital in the world.
Odd considering the US had colour long before us
We've had widescreen transmission here since 1994, if you count C4's PAL+ service. Anamorphic widescreen broadcasts came with D-Sat (aka Sky) in October 1998, almost 9 years ago.
However there is already an all digital country, The Netherlands, they switched off all analogue transmission last December.