A LARGE swathe of Freeview viewers in Hawick will need to retune their TV equipment later this month as local airwaves are cleared for the roll-out of faster mobile broadband.
Technical changes at the Selkirk transmitter will free up frequencies for the future introduction of fourth-generation mobile services, and Teries are being reminded that TV services will be subject to disruption from midnight on April 17 as channels including BBC One, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 are moved to new frequencies. Transmitter work is expected to be completed by 6am the following day, after which TVs can be retuned.
Viewers using the Hawick relay and not the Selkirk transmitter won’t need to retune but their Freeview services will be off-air for a period during the day while work is carried out.
David Scott, Digital UK’s chief executive, said: “It’s a good idea to retune your Freeview TV or box regularly to make sure your channel list is up to date. It usually only takes a few minutes but if anyone is unsure what to do, there’s plenty of information available on our website or from our advice line team.”
More information at digitaluk.co.uk