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Ulster Unionist MLA Roy Beggs has urged the public to prepare for the switch over to Digital TV which is due to take place in October of this year.

With most of East Antrim receiving their TV signals for secondary relay transmitters, Roy Beggs MLA has warned that residents of Whitehead, Glynn, Larne and the Glens  could face sudden TV blackout in October unless they take advance action to put the right equipment in place. The analogue television signal is being switched off across the United Kingdom. In Northern Ireland the BBC 2 signal will be switched off on the 10th October this year and on the 24th October all other channels will disappear. Mr Beggs said: “I recently attended a briefing at Stormont from DigitalUK to explain how the switchover to Digital TV would operate in Northern Ireland- the “Switchover Help Scheme”.  It is really important that people in East Antrim are up to speed with the major changes in television which are happening later this year. During the briefing I was advised that digital switchover would mean  … Continue reading

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