Analogue Television Switch-off

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 2:00 pm on 15th March 2005.

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Photo of John Whittingdale John Whittingdale Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport 2:00 pm, 15th March 2005

The hon. Gentleman says that a proportion of his constituents cannot get digital, but that is not true. They may not be able to get a digital terrestrial television signal, but they can receive a satellite transmission. Although they may not wish to subscribe and pay a monthly fee, it is possible to get Freesat—although one has to look rather hard to discover how to go about getting it. Digital is available now.

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Jessica Aidley
Posted on 28 Jun 2005 9:52 am (Report this annotation)

This is not actually true. I live in the Monmouth area and am among a number of people who cannot receive either Freeview from Freesat or through Sky. We have no apparent digital signal from either.