Digital switchover roadshows on the way
People in Derry who are unsure what to do when the analogue TV signal is switched off can get expert advice at a Digital Switchover roadshow.
Tomorrow marks the start of the switchover and by October 24 all channels will no longer work on an analogue signal.
“Most viewers are ready for switchover and many are looking forward to getting digital TV for the first time,” Denis Wolinski, Digital UK National Manager said.
“While the process will be straightforward for most people, inevitably some viewers may need a bit of extra help so we are working with the Switchover Help Scheme and local charities to offer support for those who need it throughout the switchover period.”
Digital UK’s Switchover Roadshow will visit Guildhall Square this Wednesday and Thursday and return on October 24 and 25.
Mr Wolinski added: ”The whole of Northern Ireland, covering more than 1.5 million viewers, will have switched to digital by the end of October. This is a great opportunity for people to meet the teams from Digital UK and the Switchover Help Scheme, find out how to prepare for switchover and learn what assistance is available.”
The switchover will take place in two stages and will see Freeview coverage boosted to reach thousands of viewers who get their signal from local relay transmitters.
At both stages, new and existing viewers with Freeview, BT Vision and Top Up TV will need to retune their TVs or digital boxes to pick up all the services available.
Stage one starts in the early hours of tomorrow. Analogue BBC Two will be permanently switched off and some Freeview digital channels, including BBC Two, become available for the first time to viewers served by relay transmitters.
Stage two starts in the early hours of October 24. The remaining analogue channels (BBC One, UTV, Channel 4 and Channel 5) will be permanently switched off. These services and a range of other Freeview TV, radio and text services become available to viewers served by relay transmitters. More information is online at digitaluk.co.uk
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