As the Tyne Tees region gets ready for the digital switchover in September, free community drop-in sessions are taking place to help answer people's questions and concerns about converting to digital television.
The process to turn the analogue signal off will get underway on the 12th September when BBC Two analogue signal with be switched off. BBC One, ITV1, Channel 4 and Channel Five will be switched off on 26th September 2012.
John Askew, Regional Manager for Digital UK in the Tyne Tees region explains the purpose of the Digital Switchover Information Drop-in clinics.
For more information visit the *Digital UK website. *
Extra support to help people switch to digital television is provided by the Switchover Help Scheme.
It is run by the BBC to support older and disabled people change to digital tv.
Above: Watch the Digital Switchover Help Scheme Advert.
Who is eligible for the Switchover Help Scheme:
- They are aged 75 or over, or
- They have lived in a care home for six months or more, or
- They get (or could get) certain disability benefits, that is, Disability Living Allowance, or Attendance or Constant Attendance Allowance, or Mobility supplement, or
- They are registered blind or partially sighted.
For more information call 0800 40 85 900 or visit the *Switchover Help Scheme website. *