Cookstown and Magherafelt switching on to digital

VIEWERS in Cookstown and Magherafelt can find out more about the switch to digital television as the switchover roadshow comes to Mid-Ulster.

The switchover roadshow will be outside Dunnes Stores at Meadowlane Shopping Centre in Magherafelt from 9am to 5pm on Tuesday, August 21 at at the Burnavon in Cookstown from 9am to 5pm on Wednesday, August 22.

The roadshow team will travel almost 1,600 miles across Northern Ireland 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.

Visitors to the roadshow will have the opportunity to find out when switchover is happening and the options for going digital and they can learn how eligible people can get a TV converted by the Switchover Help Scheme.

They will also be able to watch technical demonstrations (eg how to retune a box) and put questions to Digital UK’s specially trained advisers.

Denis Wolinski, Digital UK National Manager for Northern Ireland, said the whole of Northern Ireland, covering more than 1.5 million viewers, will have switched to digital by the end of October.

“This is a great opportunity for people to meet the teams from Digital UK and the Switchover Help Scheme, find out how to prepare for switchover and learn what assistance is available,” he added.

Switchover will begin in Northern Ireland on October 10, 2012.

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.