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Isle of Man prepares for digital


With just one month remaining until the Isle of Man switches to digital TV, viewers are ready to have their analogue signal permanently switched off, according to Digital UK.

Four out of five Manx households (82%) have now got digital television. Many of the remaining 18% are likely to be waiting for Freeview to become available from the Island’s ten transmitters when the digital switchover takes place said Digital UK.

Digital UK is now starting its final wave of communications to make sure viewers know how to prepare for the switchover. These include on-screen captions to remind analogue viewers they must convert, local advertising to explain the process throughout the switchover period, and a roadshow to provide face-to-face advice.

Sarah-Jane Gray, Digital UK’s community liaison for the Isle of Man, said: “With only a month to go until switchover, it’s important that everyone now gets the equipment they need to be ready for 18 June.

“Many will be waiting for the Freeview signal to become available. We’d encourage those people to get a box now so they can enjoy extra channels as soon as switchover begins. Digital UK will provide advice and support throughout switchover for those who need it.”

Written by DTG Team

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