The big Freeview retune!
Big announcement folks! Today is the day that you retune your Freeview box or digital telly with Freeview built-in. What that means is those of you who have been suffering without Five in the North West can soon experience delights such as Neighbours, Fifth Gear and, of Course, The Gadget Show, just like the rest of us.
Aside from allowing an extra 500,000 homes access to Five, the retune is also being used as a way of priming your set top box or telly for the upcoming Freeview HD upgrade. So if you want that, then this retune is essential. The likes of ITV and the BBC should then be available in Hi-Def on Freeview by as soon as the end of this year!
It’s not all good news, though. Around 460,000 households could lose ITV3 and ITV4 (that means no more endless repeats of Total Recall for some of you) and around 20,000 older boxes might even sop working altogether.
Anyway, you’ll be able to retune from lunchtime!