North Devon transmitter changes affect thousands of television sets

People in North Devon are being urged to retune their television sets today (Wednesday).

People in North Devon are being urged to retune their television sets today (Wednesday). - Credit: Archant

Viewers urged to retune their receivers due to work at Huntshaw Cross today.

PEOPLE are being advised to retune their television sets today (Wednesday) due to changes being made to the Huntshaw Cross transmitted and local relay stations.

More than 66,000 homes are expected to be affected by the work being carried out to make way for fourth generation mobile phone technology, also known as 4G.

Channels in the 800MHz band are being relocated meaning Freeview television viewers may need to retune their set-top boxes or receivers to ensure they receive BBC, ITV and Channel 4.

A similar re-tune took place during the digital switch over event in 2009.

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People who receive a signal from Huntshaw Cross will have been able to retuned from 6am, while those living in Barnstaple, Braunton and Ilfracombe could do so from 11am.

The retune was expected to be completed for people in Combe Martin from 12noon, while people in Torrington and Hartland can expect to be able to retune from 3pm.

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