Monday, 21 September 2009

Get set for digital in Caerphilly

On 31st March 2010 Wales will become the first digital nation in the UK when the Wenvoe transmitter covering Cardiff and South East Wales completes its switch to a digital signal.

Many of you will already be enjoying digital TV through your aerial (Freeview), via satellite, with cable in some areas or through broadband. However, it's important to make sure every TV set and recorder that you plan to use after switchover is capable of working with digital signals.

Digital UK are arranging local roadshow events over the coming months to offer practical advice for anyone who wants to know more about digital switchover in their area.

The roadshow will be coming to Caerphilly County Borough in 2010. The roadshow trailer and the equipment on board will also give people the opportunity to have hands on experience of the current digital TV equipment available.

Information and help on switchover is available on the Digital UK website. Here you can find your options for switching to digital, check whether you live in an area that can currently receive digital television via an aerial, and find out which transmitter group you're most likely to be receiving your terrestrial TV signal from as local transmitters switch over at the same time as the main transmitter to which they are linked.

You can also call the Digital UK helpline on 08456 50 50 50 if you need further information. Welsh Language help and advice is available by calling 08458 48 48 48.

The Switchover Help Scheme has been established by the BBC to offer practical assistance at the time of switchover to approximately seven million households. Letters will be sent to every household eligible for help from the Switchover Help Scheme, which offers assistance and equipment to convert one television for those aged 75 or over, registered blind or partially sighted, or on certain disability benefits. Those in the first areas to switch will be contacted from February 2009. Everyone eligible will be offered help and sent information packs in time for switchover in their area. For more information, visit the Switchover Help Scheme website.


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