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Northern Ireland and UK switchover ends on 24th October 2012

Today, Digital UK announced the final switchover date - all transmitters in Northern will output the last analogue signals in the early hours of Wednesday 24th October 2012.

Today, Digital UK announced the final switchover date - all tra
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About 100,000 homes (from the total 650,000 in the province) will get Freeview services for the first time.

On October 10 2012, analogue BBC2 will be turned off as a final reminder to viewers who have yet to switch.

Denis Wolinski, Digital UK's national manager for Northern Ireland, said: "Today is an exciting day for television in Northern Ireland. This announcement paves the way for the end of analogue TV and the dawn of a fully digital age in which everyone can enjoy more channels, more choice and better pictures."



He said Digital UK will ensure that people know what to do and that advice and practical support is available to those who need it.

A campaign will begin this spring including roadshows, advertising and an information leaflet sent to every home.

A help scheme will be offered to older and disabled people providing support including equipment and installation.



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Friday, 14 October 2011
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Peter Henderson
2:30 PM

What are the transmitter sites marked in red ? The new RTE mini mux ?

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Peter Henderson's 25 posts Bronze Bronze GB
Briantist
3:38 PM

Peter Henderson: They are, as ever, the transmitters with current engineering work.

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Briantist's 38,745 posts Owner Owner GB
Saturday, 15 October 2011
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Jordy
5:04 PM

Who is Denis Wolinski? I applyed for the position and didn't even get an interview!

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Jordy's 1,827 posts Gold Gold GB
Sunday, 16 October 2011
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Mike Dimmick
9:41 AM

Jordy: Denis Wolinski | LinkedIn

Formerly Ofcom chief in Northern Ireland, and before that Northern Ireland head of the Independent Television Commission, Ofcom's predecessor.

Presumably the job was externally advertised due to a policy, but I'd guess there was little chance anyone else would get it!

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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Wednesday, 26 October 2011
Monday, 21 November 2011
michelle prentice
6:44 PM Dromore

I am in Dromore BT25 1SB and only have these channels on freeview

bbc1, 2, itv, c4, c5, itv2, bbc3, bbc4, c4+1, more4, e4, utv+1, then cbbc etc,

do you know why so many missing?


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Dave Lindsay
6:50 PM

michelle prentice: I reckon that there's a fair chance that you should be able to get the other channels.

Have you tried doing an auto-tune?

What is the make and model of your receiver? I will see if I can find the instructions and explain what you should do in order to try and get the other channels.

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