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Switchover begins in Caithness and north Sutherland


Caithness and north Sutherland have completed the first stage of the digital switchover.

On 2 June analogue BBC Two was turned off permanently at the Rumster Forest transmitter in Caithness, and digital signals have been switched on at four relay transmitters serving thousands of homes. According to Digital UK, these households will now be able to receive Freeview for the first time.

Digital UK is advising all Freeview viewers to retune their TVs and boxes. 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 equipment.

The second and final stage of switchover in Caithness and north Sutherland takes place on 16 June 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.

Written by DTG Team

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