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Changes to Winterhill Television Transmitter 20 February 2020
Tuesday, February 11, 2020Consumer
Freeview channels are moving to new airwaves to allow for the future development of new mobile broadband services. Following a decision by the UK Government, transmitters are being updated region by region as part of a major engineering programme being carried out between now and mid-2020.
On 20 February, engineering work will take place at the Winter Hill transmitter in the early hours and Freeview channels will be subject to disruption until 10am. After this, any viewers receiving their TV signal from here who find they are missing channels, including BBC One on button 1, can retune.
Other channels including ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 will move to new airwaves on 22 April. Services from some small local relays will also be subject to disruption until late afternoon on this date. Satellite and cable TV are not affected.
Around 2.7m homes are served by the affected transmitters and some Isle of Man homes will be tuned into Winterhill. Freeview will be running an information campaign to prepare people for the change, including advertising and on-screen messages.
The work follows the successful completion of previous updates at Winter Hill in 2018 and 2019.
Retuning should be straightforward and some TV equipment will retune automatically. Some older aerials may n…
Emergency Works to Jurby Television Transmitter 16 January 2020
Thursday, January 16, 2020Consumer
There is planned emergency work to the Jurby television transmitter on 16th January 2020 between 11am and 12.45pm. Viewers may experience a loss of signal whilst these emergency works are carried out.
Please check your signal after the planned works are due to finish and retune if necessary.
Phone Scam warning
Monday, July 22, 2019Consumer
Warning issued after public's concerns regarding phone scammers.https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/police-targeted-by-scammers/