Every home in Derry will soon receive a 20 page guide in the post outlining what people need to do ahead of October’s digital TV switchover.
Digital UK, the body set up to help viewers ahead of the switchover, say 92% of homes in the North have converted their main TV to digital ahead of the October 10 deadline.
Denis Wolinski, Digital UK’s National Manager in Northern Ireland, said: “Most people have already made the switch to digital, but we know some people may leave it until the last minute, or may need a little extra advice. We’re urging anyone still watching analogue television to make the change now and to contact the Help Scheme if they’re eligible for practical support.”
And now the new guide set to arrive in the post will help anyone who is unsure about the switch avoid being left with a blank screen.
The leaflet contains detailed information about switchover, including a guide on TV equipment options, retuning instructions and how to receive Republic of Ireland channels.
Extra help is also avaialble for older and people living with a disability.
The Help Scheme (helpscheme.co.uk) will be writing to eligible older and disabled people, reminding them of the assistance on offer to convert one TV set to digital, including a choice of equipment, installation and aftercare.
The help is available for those aged 75 and over or who are eligible for certain disability benefits or registered blind or partially sighted or living in care homes.
Viewers can check their switchover date and options for getting digital TV by using the Digital UK postcode checker at digitaluk.co.uk or by ringing 08456 50 50 50.