Clarke welcomes Digital TV Switchover success

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Friday, November 30th, 2012
South Down Alliance Party spokesperson Councillor Patrick Clarke has expressed his delight that the Digital TV Switchover is now complete, extending Freeview coverage to thousands of homes previously unable to receive digital television through an aerial. Speaking to Newry Times, Councillor Patrick Clarke  said, “A number of constituents in Newcastle, Castlewellan and Dundrum had contacted me in recent weeks seeking assistance and I am pleased that I was able to ‘put them on the right channel’ by directing them to the appropriate digital scheme service. “Whilst I am advised that viewers across South Down responded extremely well and coped with these changes without any great difficulty, I take this opportunity to advise anyone still experiencing reception issues or with setting up and using digital equipment, to get in touch with Digital UK via their Website ( or their Advice Line on 08456 50 50 50. He added, “Time is running out for eligible people who have not yet had their televisions adapted, to apply for help. I would encourage them to ‘switch on’ as soon as possible and make that call or log on to the Website for further information and support.”
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