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Lake district and Isle of man last to switch off 700MHz Freeview

The last Freeview changes for the introduction of the 5G networks around the UK will be completed this week in the Isle of Man and the Lake District.

Changes this week in the Lake District  Photograph: Shutterstock
Changes this week in the Lake District Photograph: Shutterstock
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On 20 August 2020 (what would have been Star Trek creator Gene Roddenbury’s 99th birthday) the final changes to Freeview to clear the way country-wide for 5G mobile broadband.

For a final time, Freeview viewers in the UK will have to return to keep watching all their Freeview channels.   

In the lake district, Crosthwaite, Grasmere, Hawkshead, Kendal, Millthrop and Windermere will need to retune and on the self-governing Crown dependency those watching Freeview from the Douglas and Glenmaye will also have to retune their sets.


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Monday, 9 November 2020
James Toyne
12:36 PM

When will com7 (ch55) be turned off

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James Toyne's 5 posts GB flag

2:30 PM

James Toyne: No closure date has been announced, however the multiplex licence expires in the summer of 2022.

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