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Help with the Digital TV Switchover

last modified  06/03/2012 12:00 PM

As has been widely publicised in the media, in April 2012 the analogue television signal in London is being switched off so that only the digital signal will remain.

To continue watching TV, you will need to make sure that your set is capable of receiving a digital signal. Most modern TVs are able to do this, and nearly any TV can be adapted through the use of a digital set-top box to continue to receive a signal.

To help Tower Hamlets residents who may still be unsure of how they can make sure that they continue to be able to watch TV, a range of support is available.

The Digital UK website contains all the information you should need to know about the switchover, including dates, what you need to do, and a list of Frequently Asked Questions.

For residents aged 75+, registered blind or partially sighted, or in receipt of certain disability benefits, help is available through the Switchover Help Scheme. This service, provided by the BBC, can offer specialist support and in many cases is offered for free.

Digital UK will be providing information at Bethnal Green Market between the 5th-7th March, 9am-5pm. In addition, Poplar Harca and Mind in Tower Hamlets are running a switchover help event for local residents on 14th March at 13 Whitehorn Street, E3 4DA. (See poster for details).