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15th May 2013 retunes for Yorkshire coast and Dorset, Wiltshire, Isle Of Wight
As part of a rolling programme in the regions that experienced the early digital switchovers, some viewers on the Yorkshire coast and in part of Dorset, Wiltshire, and Isle of Wight will need to retune on Wednesday. However, viewers of most relays (other than Hunmanby and Ventnor) need not 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.
This week, on Wednesday 15th May 2013, viewers of the Oliver's Mount and Rowridgetransmitter group will see another minor Freeview change.
At Salisbury: COM4 (or SDN, 10 ITV 3, 20 G.O.L.D. (not free), 25 Dave ja vu, 26 Home (not free), 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5*,31 5USA, 34 ESPN UK (not free), 38 Quest, 39 The Zone, 44 Channel 5 +1, 72 CITV, plus 22 others ) will move from C62 to C50 .
Notes about retuning
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.
As BBC TV regions cover multiple BBC local radio areas then each TV region would need to carry multiple radio stations so this isn't likely to happen. The only places where it does are in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales because the area of their "local" radio stations is the same of their BBC TV regions.