Freeview viewers facing disruption
TV viewers in Dumbarton could experience disrupted viewing this week as major engineering work takes place at a transmitter in Rosneath.
Freeview have warned those who use their service that they might lose reception as an antenna is replaced at the top of the 114m mast – with the help of a helicopter.
They say that the work is essential to prepare for a future change toTV airwaves required by the UK Government and Ofcom. Satellite and cable TV services are not affected.
On-screen messages will notify viewers ahead of the work which is expected to begin this week, subject to weather conditions, and will run until October 26.
Guy North, managing director of Freeview, said: “Engineering work is required at the Rosneath transmitter to free up airwaves for mobile broadband and regrettably this cannot be done without affecting reception for some viewers.
“We’re sorry for any disruption this causes to our viewers and engineers will be working to restore services to normal as soon as possible.”
Freeview bosses say that anyone affected by the work may be able to retune to the Millburn Muir transmitter to restore their main channels.
The Millburn Muir relay transmitter broadcasts around 20 Freeview channels including BBC One, BBCTwo, STV, Channel 4, Channel 5, ITV2, BBC Alba, BBC Four, Channel 4+1, More 4, Film4, ITV4, E4, STV+1, Film4+1, CBBC, CBeebies, BBC News and BBC Parliament, plus a number of HD and radio services.