Analogue TV gets an official switch-off date to digital TV in Australia

Macworld Australia Staff
26 June, 2012
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The final timetable for the switchover from analogue to digital TV signals in the remaining cities and regions, was announced yesterday by Communications Minister Stephen Conroy.

Remote and central Australia, will have its analogue signal switched off on December 10, 2013, with Melbourne viewers to be the last city.

Other cities and areas from Adelaide, Tasmania, Perth, Brisbane, Darwin and Sydney will have their analogue signals turned off from April 2, 2013.

The government has already been switching off the analogue television signal since 2010.

Northern NSW is the next area to become digital only on November 27, followed by Adelaide on April 9, Tasmania on April 9, Perth on April 16, Brisbane on May 28, Darwin on July 30 and Sydney on December 3.

“Australia is well on the way to digital-only TV viewing by the end of 2013,” Senator Conroy said in a statement.

Around 1.6 millions Australians in five regions are watching free to air digital-only television, while nationally around 80 per cent of households have converted to digital television.


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