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BBC unit to investigate Aghyaran TV signal disruption

A SPECIAL unit within the BBC has been tasked with probing long-standing issues around the TV signal in the Castlederg and Aghyaran areas.
 
Local Sinn Féin councillor Kieran McGuire said the BBC’s Investigations Unit had been instructed to look into the matter after he made representations to OFCOM.
 
There have been issues around the quality of the TV signal in the area since the digital switch over in 2012.
 
At the time, a number of locals reported that their signal became non-existent during windy weather, prompting some to blame a recently erected wind farm in the area.
 
Cllr McGuire said the problem had escalated of late, with local councillors inundated with complaints from people in the area about recent severe interference and disruptions to their TV reception.
 
“There have been previous problems with TV reception in certain parts of the area in recent years but nothing as bad as this before,” he said.
 
“Local residents also pay a TV licence but are obviously not getting the service they deserve.
 
“Given this, I contacted the regulatory body OFCOM to register local concerns they have referred me to the BBC Investigations Unit.
 
“I am now pleased to have been informed that the BBC Investigations Unit have now committed to look into what is causing the problems and hopefully affirmative action can be taken to ensure that the people of this area can receive the same TV signal as everyone in other areas.”
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