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Who is going to pay for millions of new aerials?

Ofcom's new frequency plan - and their planned digital dividend depends upon many more people having to buy a new TV aerial. So who will pay the bill?

Ofcom's new frequency plan - and their planned digital dividend
published on UK Free TV

Ofcom's new frequency plan - and their planned digital dividend depends upon many more people having to buy a new TV aerial. So who will pay the bill?

If you receive your analogue TV from one of these transmitters, you will now have to buy a new aerial after the analogue signals are switched off.

The following table lists all the transmitters that will have changed their aerial group after switchover. If you watch your TV from any of the, you will have to pay for a new aerial!

Alderney
Ardnadam
Bassenthwaite
Bovey Tracey
Bromsgrove
Cefn-Mawr
Chesterfield
Chideock
Clearwell
Clennon Valley
Compton
Coniston
Craigkelly
Creake
Crosthwaite
Croyde
Douglas (IoM)
Dumfries South
Flint
Foxdale
Glencoyne
Glenmaye (IoM)
Glenridding
Glyncorrwg
Guildford
Haltwhistle
Harbertonford
Hawkshead
Haydon Bridge
Heathfield
Hemel Hempsted
Holywell
Idle
Ireshopeburn
Kendal Fell
Keswick
Kimmeragh (IoM)
Kings Weston Hill
Kirkby Stephen
Kirkcudbright
Knock More
Lark Stoke
Les Touillets
Llanddona
Lorton
Margate
Millthrop
Minnigaff
Moffat
Mountfield
Neath Abbey
New Galloway
Nottingham
Orton
Pinwherry
Plympton
Port St Mary (IoM)
Presteigne
Ramsgate
Reigate
Rumster Forest
Sandy Heath
Sedbergh
Sheffield
St. Brelades
St. Helier
Stroud
Sudbury
Tacolneston
Tenby
The Wrekin
Torquay Town
Totnes
Waltham
Westwood
Windermere
Winterborne Stickland
Wonersh
Workington


The BBC might have to fund set-top boxes for the 'vunerable', but will they have to pay for their aerials now too? (So that will come out of YOUR licence fee).

Is it fair that Ofcom can claim a digital dividend when it is forcing everyone to buy both a Freeview box AND only some people have to buy a brand new wideband aerial?

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