The Digital Switchover
Event Date: Wed 24 Oct 2012
Does you or your organisation work with people who have limited mobility, are older, live in rural areas, are socially disadvantaged or who have small social circles? If so, you should be aware that they may be affected by the switchover from analogue to digital television. We need your help to make sure that nobody is left behind when the analogue signal is switched off on 24th October.
Anyone who is currently using an aerial to receive their television signal will have to take action before this date to continue receiving TV broadcasts. While most people will make the switch themselves, some people may need a helping hand from those who understand their needs.
We encourage you and your organsiation to get involved by making sure that the people that you serve are informed of their options. A team of 26 Digital Outreach Champions have been deployed across the country to assist you in this effort.
The Champions are responsible for implementing the Community Outreach Digital Switchover Programme in their area. The programme is a national initiative coordinated by The Wheel, in conjunction with Irish Rural Link, with funding from the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources.
Your local Digital Outreach Champion will provide you with impartial information and advice on the Digital Switchover, how it may affect the people you work with and what their options are. Your Champion can also help you to build a ‘digital switchover’ dimension into your events from now to October.
You will find your local Champion’s contact details online at website or contact me at Click here to send email For more on the Community Outreach Digital Switchover Programme visit Wheel website.
Please contact your local Champion today to help make sure that nobody is left behind on 24th October.