Switchover roadshow returns to South West

PUBLISHED: 14:07 17 February 2009 | UPDATED: 23:02 15 June 2010

With less than two months to go until the start of switchover to digital television in the West Country, Digital UK has announced a seven-week tour of the region with its Switchover Roadshow.

With less than two months to go until the start of switchover to digital television in the West Country, Digital UK has announced a seven-week tour of the region with its Switchover Roadshow. The team will stop off in Torbay, south Devon, Exeter, north Devon and parts of Somerset and Dorset, offering practical advice on how to get set for digital. Another set of dates for Devon and Cornwall will be announced soon.The whole West Country TV region will switch to digital during 2009. Digit Al, the switchover robot, will join the roadshow as it travels almost 500 miles. This series of roadshows follows a tour of dozens of cities, towns and villages across Devon and Cornwall last summer by Digital UK. Digital UK's switchover help point will be open to the public for a total of 31 days in town centres. The roadshow will kick off in Paignton on Friday 6 March, attended by Bill Taylor, Digital UK's South West Regional Manager. Visitors to the roadshow will have the opportunity to:* Find out when switchover is happening and their options for going digital* Learn how older and disabled people can get a TV converted by the Switchover Help Scheme* Put general or technical questions to Digital UK's specially trained advisors* Meet Digit Al* - Digital UK's iconic robot, star of BBC and commercial televisionBill Taylor, South West Regional Manager for Digital UK said: "This second programme of roadshows in the West Country will help us reach people in the heart of communities across the region. With little more than one month to the start of switchover in the West Country, this is an ideal opportunity for people to come and meet the team from Digital UK, find out how to prepare and learn what help is available."Thirteen per cent of West Country viewers have yet to make the switch to digital TV, with one-third of all televisions in the region still analogue.* Anyone unable to attend a roadshow can call the Digital UK helpline on 0845 6 50 50 50 or visit digitaluk.co.uk for more information.


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