Digital TV Switchover - 11 days to go
It is now just eleven days until the analogue BBC2 signal is switched off for terrestial TV viewers in the Whitehaven TV area who get their signal from the Bigrigg transmitter just south of Whitehaven. From this point they will need a Digital television or a set-top box to watch that channel.
The other channels will change over from Analogue to Digital on 14th November.
Channel five, which previously was extremely difficult to get in Copeland, is now being broadcast using a digital signal from Bigrigg, so you can check whether your set-top-box or other digital kit is working by looking for Channel 5.
Most residents will not need to change their TV aerial to receive the new digital signal, though there will be a significant minority who do. If you think you may be one of them, get at least two quotes before having a new aerial installed. Most local suppliers do a good job at a reasonable price, but some people offering this service have been charging quite a bit more than others.