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Switchover starts in North and East Kent on Wednesday 13th June 2012
If you live in the Dover and Bluebell Hill transmitter areas your digital switchover starts this week. If you already use Freeview you will need to retune - if you have never had Freeview, you will get the standard definition BBC services this week. Switchover will complete in two weeks time.
This week sees the first stage of the digital television switchover 446,200 homes in North and West Kent.
From 6am Wednesday 13th June 2012, you must perform a "first time installation" retune (sometimes "Factory Reset" or "Shipping Condition") on your Freeview box or television set if you use the Bluebell Hill or Dover full service Freeview transmitters.
On these maps, the full-service six-multiplex transmitters are shown with the "red star" Freeview logo. The public service three-multiplex masts are shown with a brown indicator. The green areas on the maps, are the areas where the strongest signal is from the shown transmitterregion, with the light blue showing overlap areas where signals from other regions are stronger.
On Wednesday 27th June 2012 will see the second stage of switchover, which provides the final Freeview configuration, including Freeview HD for all transmitters in this region - see UK Free TV soon for full details.
On this date, you will need, once again, to do a "first time installation" as indicated above.