UTV to stop broadcasting for an hour as part of sports drive

UTV has been broadcasting in the Province since 1959
UTV has been broadcasting in the Province since 1959

UTV is set to be switched off for one hour this summer to encourage viewers across Northern Ireland to take part in what is billed as the UK’s biggest-ever sports day.

The TV channel, which was recently taken over by ITV, will be switched off from 9.30am to 10.30am on Saturday August 27 to promote the “I am Team GB” event, organised by the National Lottery and ITV in conjunction with the British Olympics Association and UK Sport.

As part of the event, sports clubs across the country will open their doors to inspire people to get out and become involved in a wide range of sports, free of charge.