Minister O’Dowd urges all Louth households who receive their TV signal from an aerial to go digital now prior to October 24th when the old analogue signal will be switched off.
“Don’t be left behind” he said, “Go digital now and think about how you can help friends and relatives who need to switch too”.
Con will host a free public information meeting on Digital Switchover on Monday 8th October at 7.00pm in The West Court Hotel. All are welcome.
The delivery of public information booklets to every home in the country in June and ongoing local awareness initiatives led by the Digital Outreach Champions as part of the Department’s Outreach programme, the DCENR has made a concerted effort over the past 6 months, in particular, to remind people not to get left behind and make the switch.
All those still using the old analogue TV network will continue to see a ‘bug’ on the bottom right corner of their TV screen which will be a permanent reminder and countdown to analogue switchover date, October 24th. This ‘bug’ will remain on all analogue TV screens until October 24th or until those TV sets have been switched to the digital network.
A full list of National Digital Switchover Week events and guidance on the Digital Switchover are available at www.goingdigital.ie, through LoCall 1890 940 980 (English language) and 1890 940 970 (Irish language).