Help scheme converts 350,000 homes to digital

The Digital Switchover Help Scheme (DSHS) has converted over 350,000 UK households to digital TV, according to the latest DSHS progress report.

As the digital switchover reaches the halfway point, an estimated 150,000 more have taken advice from its helpline.

The Help Scheme offers older and disabled people advice on the digital switchover and assistance in upgrading their TV equipment to digital.

By the completion of switchover in 2012, the Help Scheme will have contacted more than 7 million eligible individuals and couples and expects to have installed equipment for around 1 million people, according to the report.

Switchover Help Scheme Chief Executive Peter White said: "Ultimately, our mission is to make sure that no eligible person is left with a blank screen after switchover. We have worked hard to make sure that those people who need support know what help is available and receive the highest standards of service."

DTG Staff  |  20.09.2010

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