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Channel Island Digital Switchover times..

Post by GD on Tue 16 Nov 2010, 5:31 pm

The Channel Islands switch to digital television this Wednesday 17th November.

It will see analogue television in the islands turned off and replaced by a digital service.

The switch will mean virtually all households across the islands will be able to receive Freeview digital channels for the first time and will see their choice of terrestrial channels increase from four to around 15.

The channels that Islanders will be able to receive are:

Standard TV Channels BBC 1, BBC 2, Channel Television, Channel 4, Channel 5, BBC 3, BBC 4,
Channel 4+1, More4, 4, CBBC, Cbeebies, BBC News, BBC Parliament,
Rabbit, Gay Rabbit.
High Definition Channels BBC 1 HD, BBC HD, Channel 4 HD.
Radio Stations BBC Radios 1, 2, 3, 4, FiveLive, 5SX, 6Music, 7, Asian Network.
Interactive Services BBC Red Button Services.
Fremont Point in Jersey will be turned off just after midnight on Tuesday night (16th November). At that point all transmitters in the islands will stop transmitting as they are all fed from Fremont Point.

Fremont Point is expected to be back up and running around 06:00 on Wednesday 17th November. At that point, anyone receiving from Fremont (most islanders) will need to re-tune their sets to receive the digital channels. The other transmitters will be back on air at various times of the day.

The planned times are:

Le Touillets in Guernsey:07:30 am
Alderney: 09:00 am
St Helier:09:00 am
St Peter Port:12:00 pm
Gorey: 12:00 pm
Torteval:15:00 pm
St Brelade: 15:00 pm
Viewers across the Channel Islands should have a digital signal for their TV or Freeview box by mid-afternoon on Wednesday.

Digital TV Switchover Advice points across the Channel Islands:

Jersey
At the following venues Wednesday 17th until Friday 19th - 10am - 4pm.

St Pauls Centre, Dumaresq Street, St.Helier, JE2 3RL
Hotel Ambassadeur, La Grande Rue de la Cote, St.Clement, JE2 6SB
Communicare Centre, Le Clos de Carrel, La Route des Quennevais, St.Brelade, JE3 8LJ


Guernsey
At the followng venues Wedenesday 17th 10am - 4pm and Thursday 18th and Friday 19th - 1pm until 7pm.

Beau Sejour Leisure Centre, Amherst, St Peter Port GY1 2DL
La Trelade Hotel, Forest Road, St Martin's GY4 6UB
The Peninsula Hotel, le Dicqs, Vale GY6 8JP
(from CTV)


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