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Parts of Scotland set for Freeview retune ahead of 4G rollout

Thursday, April 4th 2013 by Nigel Adie
Freeview retune set to take place in parts of Scotland this month

Digital UK has warned that Freeview boxes in Scotland will need to be retuned due to the rollout of 4G.

Digital television viewers in parts of Scotland will need to retune their set-top boxes on April 17th 2013 as the local airwaves are rearranged ahead of the rollout of 4G.

The changes are set to affect people who live in parts of Angus, Dundee, Perth and Fife, Rosneath, the south-west Highlands and Islands and those in the Scottish Borders.

In total, around 300,000 homes will need to retune, Digital UK states.

BBC One, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, Film4 and Yesterday will be moved to new frequencies and the work at the transmitters is expected to be completed by 06:00 BST. Viewers can retune to receive the channels at any point after this.

David Scott, chief executive of Digital UK, said: "It's a good idea to retune your Freeview TV or box regularly to make sure your channel list is up to date.

"It usually only takes a few minutes but if anyone is unsure what to do, there's plenty of information available on our website or from our advice line team."

Viewers can check if they will be affected on the Digital UK website.

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