Switchover underway in North Scotland

All Freeview viewers in Shetland will need to retune their TVs and boxes as the first digital switchover in the north of Scotland gets underway.

Shortly after midnight on 5 May, analogue BBC Two was turned off permanently at the Bressay transmitter in Shetland, and digital signals were switched on at eight relay transmitters serving homes across the area enabling them to receive Freeview for the first time.

The changes also affect existing Freeview viewers who may find their BBC TV channels are missing. These services have moved to new frequencies and can be restored by retuning Freeview TVs and boxes.

The second and final stage of switchover in Shetland takes place on 19 May 2010 when the remaining analogue channels will be switched off permanently. On this date, further Freeview channels from STV, ITV, Channel 4 and Five will also become available from relay transmitters for the first time.

DTG Staff  |  10.05.2010

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