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Re-tune reminder for East Midlands TV viewers

Some digital television viewers will need to re-tune equipment this month as part of the digital switchover.

The Nottingham transmitter, serving a small area northwest of the city, will lose BBC2 analogue on 30 March, and the remaining channels two weeks later.

Changes are also being made at the Waltham transmitter, which covers parts of Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Stamford, Lincolnshire.

Viewers in all those regions should re-tune on 30 March, said Digital UK.

The organisation, which is co-ordinating the country's move to digital-only television, said about 880,000 households using Freeview, BT Vision or Top Up TV are affected by the upcoming changes.

The Waltham transmitter is due to begin the final switchover process on 17 August.

Megan Lewis, Digital UK's assistant regional manager, said: "Switchover is about to start in Nottingham, bringing better digital TV coverage to the city.

"The process then continues to most of the East Midlands in August, when Freeview will reach digital blackspots across the region for the first time."

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