North East Scotland switchover underway

The first stage of digital switchover in Aberdeen City and Shire has now been completed, according to Digital UK.

Shortly after midnight on 1 September, analogue BBC Two was turned off permanently at the Durris transmitter and digital signals were switched on at 13 relay transmitters serving the region. Viewers in Tomintoul, Brechin and Gourdon will also start switchover from today.

The changes 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. Viewers in areas where more than one regional service is available can get advice on choosing their preferred channels from Digital UK.

The second and final stage of switchover takes place on 15 September 2010 when the remaining analogue channels will be switched off permanently. On this date, additional Freeview channels from STV, ITV, Channel 4 and Five will become available from relay transmitters for the first time.

DTG Staff  |  03.09.2010

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