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17th April 2013 retunes for Scotland from Angus, Rosneath and Selkirk
As part of a rolling programme in the regions that experienced the early digital switchovers, some viewers in central and southern Scotland will need to retune on Wednesday. However, viewers of certain relays will lose some channels during the daytime but are best advised not to retune.
The original plan for digital-only television services had created a set of cleared (unused, for resale as 4G) frequencies in the range C31 to C40, and a smaller one in the C63-C68 range. However, to align the frequencies with the rest of Europe and to provide the mobile internet companies with more desirable frequencies the allocations were changed - see Digital Dividend - changes to the 800MHz band.
In the regions that switched-over after the decision was taken, the new frequency plan has been used. In the regions that switched before, viewers will have to perform one more retune.
However, the relays of Selkirk that are no changing will be "retuned" to Selkirk at some point during the day. If you find you have no BBC standard-definition channels and you are using on of the other relays, then don't retune, just wait for the service to be restored.
If you are not on the list, you should scan your box from around 6am.
When you now rescan, you MUST do a "first time installation" or "factory reset" scan (sometimes called "shipping state"), not a simple "add channels". Do the procedure you did on "national retune day", September 30th 2009, see Freeview Retune - list of manuals.
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.
derek Angelis: It probably depends on where exactly you are as to you chances of success.
Unfortunately the Commercial broadcasters don't have a Public Service obligation and so only pay to have their services carried from the largest transmitters (largest by viewer population). See here for an explanation: