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Digital Switchover: Scotland

Volume 480: debated on Monday 6 October 2008

11. To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will review the number of channels available to people served by relay transmitters in the south of Scotland after digital switchover takes place in November 2008. (224382)

After switchover all terrestrial viewers in Scotland will be able to receive around 20 channels via the public service multiplexes. An estimated 88 per cent. of homes in Scotland will also be able to receive a further range of commercial channels. However, coverage of these services is a commercial matter for the operators concerned.