The Tyne and Wear Councils have ‘Looking Local‘ interactive services on Sky, Virgin Media, WAP-enabled mobile phones, Freeview set top boxes that are connected to the internet, and on the World Wide Web.
Why isn’t the digital TV service available on Freeview?
Ideally we’d have liked to have included Freeview in the service, but we are trialing a system developed by the National Project for Digital TV to provide the service. This needs your digital box to be able to send messages back to the main system – Freeview boxes can’t do this so it isn’t included.
I can’t get the digital TV service to work, what can I do?
If you’re on Sky – check the phone line is plugged in