TV digital switchover roadshow comes to town

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Viewers in Mansfield can find out more about the region’s switch to digital television when the switchover roadshow arrives in town as part of a tour of the Yorkshire TV region.

Digit Al, the switchover robot, will join the roadshow team as they travel almost 4,000 miles through 85 areas over the coming weeks, offering practical advice on how to get set for digital, as well as the Switchover Help Scheme for older and disabled people.

The roadshow will be at the Morrisons store on Sutton Road in Mansfield on Wednesday 8th June and in Mansfield Market Place on Thursday 9th June, from 9am until 5pm. It will also be in Mansfield Woodhouse High Street on 21st June.

Visitors to the roadshow will have the opportunity to:

Find out when switchover is happening and the options for going digital.

Learn how eligible people can get a TV converted by the Switchover Help Scheme.

See technical demonstrations (e.g. how to retune a box) and put questions to Digital UK’s specially trained advisers

Meet Digit Al* – Digital UK’s iconic robot, star of BBC and commercial television

John Askew, Digital UK regional manager for Yorkshire, said: “The whole of the Yorkshire TV region, covering more than six million viewers, will have switched to digital by the end of September. This is a great opportunity for people to meet the teams from Digital UK and the Switchover Help Scheme, find out how to prepare and learn what assistance is available.”

Switchover in Mansfield will happen in August or September this year depending whether viewers are receiving signal from Emley Moor or Belmont transmitters. Latest research indicates around 10 per cent of homes have yet to prepare, with a quarter of all televisions in the region still analogue.† Anyone unable to attend the roadshow can ring the Digital UK advice line on 08456 505050 or visit digitaluk.co.uk. The Switchover Help Scheme is on 0800 40 85 900, and at helpscheme.co.uk.

The full roadshow schedule is available on online at digitaluk.co.uk/yorkshireevents.