If you use the Wenvoe TV transmitter, do not expect a terrestrial television service from midnight until 6am - or a late as lunchtime on Freeview Lite transmitters.
If you are over 75, get (or could get) Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance, Constant Attendance Allowance or mobility supplement; or have lived in a care home for six months or more; or are registered blind or partially sighted and need assistance, please see The Switchover Help Scheme.
Cable and satellite
Cable (Virgin Media) and satellite (Sky, Freesat, fSfS) viewers are not affected by the changes. Remember, however, that you may be using analogue TV to watch on a second or third set and it might need a Freeview box.
If you live close to the transmitter, you may have to disconnect any "boosters" from your aerial system. The new, more powerful digital signals may overload any amplifiers and result in no reception! When looking for them include a check for distribution amplifiers, loft boxes, set back amplifiers, bypass Amplifiers, hidden masthead amps in a loft space and any dodgy active splitters.
Homes without Freeview
If you had no Freeview service before, you will have the BBC channels digitally from last month. This is a single multiplex of the BBC channels (radio, television and text) for most people.
However, if you were on the fringes of reception from one of the main Freeview transmitters, you will now get all the Freeview channels.
If you didn't get this limited Freeview service in November then you may need a new aerial.
If you are served by a public service (relay) transmitter
Freeview HD started on December 2nd from Winter Hill, final switchover day for other transmitters. To watch, you will need a DVB-T2 receiver, which are now on the market, attached to a HD-Ready TV set.