An estimated 360,000 customers will be affected by †he switch-off. About half of †hem use the analogue signal as their sole mode of viewing, while the other half uses analogue for their second or third TV-set.
This will free up space on the cable for the ever-increasing digital traffic. For the customers concerned, the company offers a technical solution: a large proportion of analogue television viewers can continue to view their familiar channels by adjusting the settings of their television set once.
Telenet has already started communication with its subscribers to make sure that everyone is informed. Under the name ‘The Signal Switch’, it bundles all information for customers via letters, e-mails and a dedicated website.
The discontinuation of analogue television will start in the autumn of 2020 and will be phased in until the end of 2021. The signal for analogue cable radio will also be phased out from 10 February 2020.