With the Digital Switchover and the switching off of analogue TV many people will be looking forward to period of stability with their TV services. Alas this is not the case, as part of the preperations for the sale of the 800 MHz band and subsequent use to deliver 4G services, there will be parts of the UK where people find that some Freeview channels may vanish.
Those with Freeview running on the Preseli and Blaenplwyf transmitters in West Wales will have had to retune their Freeview box, and some local transmitters were going to be offline for a few hours. For those who are not sure how to retune their Freeview device wander over to digitaluk.co.uk/retuning for more information.
The 800 MHz band is the one most attractive for 4G mobile broadband, because it in theory should penetrate further into buildings than other services, though as we all add thermal insulation to properties to lower our fuel bills we may actually be making our reception of mobile services harder.