Digital switch event in town

Digital TV expert Michelle Scarce explains the TV signal changeover to Jean Ford from Cayton, at the Digital Switchover Roadshow in town on Saturday.  Picture by Andrew Higgins  111978a  14/05/11
Digital TV expert Michelle Scarce explains the TV signal changeover to Jean Ford from Cayton, at the Digital Switchover Roadshow in town on Saturday. Picture by Andrew Higgins 111978a 14/05/11

SCARBOROUGH residents got the chance to find out more about the digital switchover at a special roadshow event.

The Digital UK team will be travelling almost 4,000 miles around the country 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.

Digital TV expert's on hand at the Digital Switchover Roadshow in town on Saturday.  Picture by Andrew Higgins  111978b  14/05/11

Digital TV expert's on hand at the Digital Switchover Roadshow in town on Saturday. Picture by Andrew Higgins 111978b 14/05/11

Visitors to the roadshow outside Poundland had the opportunity to:

l find out when switchover is happening and the options for going digital

l learn how eligible people can get a TV converted by the Switchover Help Scheme

l see technical demonstrations (e.g. how to retune a box) and put questions to Digital UK’s specially trained advisers

John Askew, Digital UK Yorkshire regional manager, said: “The roadshow team had a busy day in Scarborough on Saturday helping viewers with answers to their questions, which were mostly about how to retune their digital television equipment when the switchover happens in Scarborough in August.

“We are looking forward to visiting towns throughout the region over the next three months and we will be back in Scarborough on June 11.”