If after 20 February you can’t get your usual channels then Rosie Cooper MP advises television users on the Freeview service or those watching through aerial that they should retune their channels.
In correspondence to Rosie from the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Digital and Broadband, Matt Warman explains the changes to TV transmission and phone signals.
The UK government is investing up to £600m in the major programme of modifications to the Digital Terrestrial TV (DTT) transmission infrastructure in the UK. These changes will be rolled out in stages across the country and are due to be completed by mid-2020.
West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper said:
“In light of these upgrades to the TV transmission systems, residents who use aerials to view television will may need to retune their channels after work is carried out at Winter Hill affecting us in West Lancashire on Thursday 20 February.
“The Department for Digital, Communications, Media and Sport has advised that viewers will be communicated with ahead of any changes, and Freeview are offering support via their website and on 0808 100 0288.
“Some residents may need to have some work done on repositioning their aerial, in which case Freeview may be able to provide this support, and should be contacted if you notice any reduction in channels or services.”
Further information about this programme of clearance events and the 700MHz programme more generally is available at https://www.freeview.co.uk/tvchanges