Up to 10% of County Donegal could be left with blank TV screen when digital arrives

A Donegal Deputy claims up to 10% of the County could be left with a blank television screen when the analogue service is switched off next year.

It was confirmed at the weekend that analogue services will be switched off on 24th October 2012 with terrestrial TV then only available with a digital TV or set top box.

But 2% of the population do not have adequate coverage to pick up digital TV through an aerial - Deputy Charlie McConologue believes the figure in Donegal is closer to 10%.

He says lessons learned with broadband must be acted on now...

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