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.


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.