Help with Analogue Switch Off
The government has published a study on how people in areas not immediately covered by DTT can be helped to receive services. The intention is that all people where-ever they live will have access to services after the analogue services are switched off.
A fund will be established to help with the cost of installing satellite receiving equipment where necessary. Technical assistance will also be available to help the elderly or those with disabilities connect their digital equipment.
Financial compensation may also be possible for groups already outside the planned coverage area to get their own local DTT transmitter installed.
For people living outside the DTT coverage areas, there are two DTH free-to-view platforms available, Fransat on Eutelsat satellites and TNTSat on Astra. Both require a dedicated receiver and a smart card, but once activated, viewing is free of charge
Source: Broadband TV News
Item added: 12th July 2010