TV switchover blip may result in Burnham getting BBC Wales
viewers across parts of Burnham-On-Sea, Berrow and Brean could
automatically receive the Welsh version of the BBC by default
after this month's digital switchover.
The expected blip is as a result of a boost to the signal strength
of a Welsh TV transmitter, which is expected to affect almost
30,000 homes along the Bristol Channel coastline.
Taylor, South West regional manager for Digital UK, confirmed
this week: "We have done some analysis which suggests that
after the switchover several pockets of the West of England will
receive the Welsh version of the BBC instead of their regional
variation of BBC1 when they tune in."
is something we expect to happen because of the strong signal
being emitted by the Wenvo transmitted in Wales which will compete
with the Mendip transmitter."
want viewers to know this is expected and the message is 'don't
panic'. The solution is to manually retune and we can help you
do that via our phone line and website."
added that two of the most likely areas to be affected are the
Somerset coast of the Bristol Channel, north and south of Weston-super-Mare.
switchover for the area covered by BBC Points West takes place
over the next few weekd and afterwards, analogue TVs without digital
TV boxes will cease to work.
March 24th, BBC2 analogue is due to be switched off in our area
and the remaining analogue channels will be switched off on April
7th. For more details, see the Digital UK website here.