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Work overnight to some Freeview services

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The work should be completed by 6am today Credit: Freeview

Freeview viewers across Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire will need to retune

their TV equipment on Wednesday, 29 May as local airwaves are cleared for the roll-out of

faster mobile broadband.

Technical changes at the Oxford transmitter will free up frequencies for the future introduction of fourth-generation mobile services. Between now and the end of 2013, similar upgrades will be made at a number of transmitters across the UK..

Around 409,000 homes are affected. TV services will be subject to disruption from midnight as some commercial channels including ITV3 and QVC are moved to new frequencies. Work at the transmitter is expected to be completed by 6am and viewers can retune at any point after this.

Disruption to Freeview services

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The work should be completed by 0600 Credit: Freeview

Freeview viewers in the Salisbury area and the Isle of Wight will need to re-tune their TV equipment today as airwaves are cleared for the roll-out of faster mobile broadband.

TV services will be subject to disruption early this morning as channels including BBC One, BBC Two, ITV3 and QVC are moved to new frequencies. Work at the main Salisbury transmitter is expected to be completed by 6am and viewers can retune at any point after this.

Services from the Ventnor, Winterborne Stickland and Brighstone relay transmitters may by off-air or subject to breaks until mid-afternoon. Once these resume, anyone missing channels should retune their TV or digital box to get them back.

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Freeview disruption on Wednesday

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The work should be completed by early Wednesday morning Credit: Freeview

Freeview viewers in the Salisbury area and the Isle of Wight will need to retune their TV

equipment on Wednesday, May 15 as airwaves are cleared for the roll-out of faster mobile

broadband.

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TV services will be subject to disruption from midnight as channels including BBC One, BBC Two, ITV3 and QVC are moved to new frequencies. Work at the main Salisbury transmitter is expected to be completed by 6am and viewers can retune at any point after this.

Services from the Ventnor, Winterborne Stickland and Brighstone relay transmitters may by off-air or subject to breaks until mid-afternoon. Once these resume, anyone missing channels should retune their TV or digital box to get them back.

Reminder to retune your TVs

Analogue TV signals were turned off across East Sussex and parts of Kent today, and digital TV boosted to reach all areas. Thousands of viewers in digital blackspots such as parts of Hastings Old Town, Eastbourne, Newhaven and Hailsham can now get some Freeview channels for the first time.

Homes already watching Freeview will need to retune their TVs to regain services. The process will be completed on June 13, when the remaining analogue channels will be switched off. Further Freeview channels from ITV and Channel 4 will then be available from local transmitters for the first time.

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