digital-alThe digital switchover has begun on the Isle of Man for viewers in the Douglas transmitter area. Digital UK hosted a briefing at the transmitter yesterday to explain the switchover process to residents on the island.
The first stage has involved the BBC Two analogue signal being turned off and replaced by a multiplex of BBC digital services.
Speaking at the briefing, the organisation’s Isle of Man community liaison officer Sarah Jayne Gray told Isle of Man Today: “People in the island who haven’t been able to watch Freeview TV through their aerial will be able to start on June 18.

“Technical experts work with these machines around us that involves switching off part of the analogue service, bringing on some of the digital services and doing so here and at all of the other relay transmitters in the island.”
The remaining analogue channels – BBC One, ITV1, Channel 4 and Five – will then be switched off from the Island’s nine relay transmitters on July 16 and replaced by digital multiplexes. People on the island with digital terrestrial boxes will need to re-tune their equipment to receive the new digital signal.

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