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Author: News Letter
Published on 29 July 2012 12:30 PM

One in ten households across Northern Ireland have still not made the switch to digital television, with just weeks left until the analogue signal is switched off, it has emerged.

Digital UK - the body overseeing the digital switchover - are preparing to issue 20-page guide to more than 750,000 households across the Province, urging viewers to get ready for 10 October deadline.

Those who haven’t completely the switch-over will be left with a blank television set.

Denis Wolinski, Digital UK’s National Manager in Northern Ireland, said: “Most people have already made the switch to digital, but we know some people may leave it until the last minute, or may need a little extra advice.

“We’re urging anyone still watching analogue television to make the change now and to contact the Help Scheme if they’re eligible for practical support.”

The Help Scheme will be writing to eligible older and disabled people, reminding them of the assistance on offer, including a choice of equipment, installation and aftercare.

Viewers can check their switchover date and options for getting digital TV by using the Digital UK postcode checker at Digital UK or by ringing 08456 50 50 50.

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