VIEWERS across a large part of the Borders will need to retune their tellies next week.

And night-owls will also face a few hours without any programmes.

From Wednesday, August 14 several Freeview channels will be moved to accommodate the future development of new mobile broadband services.

The required changes will begin at the Selkirk transmitter group shortly after midnight and Freeview channels will be off-air until 6am.

Once the TV signal returns anyone missing channels will need to retune their sets.

A spokesman for Freeview told us: "Around 30,000 homes are served by the affected transmitters.

"Freeview will be running an information campaign to prepare people for the change, including advertising and on-screen messages.

"Retuning should be straightforward and some TV equipment will retune automatically.

"Some older aerials may need to be replaced to continue receiving all channels.

"Viewers may be eligible for free in-home support, including aerial work if needed."

The upgrade comes after the UK Government decision for all transmitters to help in the roll out of mobile broadband by 2020.