Analogue Switch Off plans released
Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, has unveiled the timetable for digital TV switchover, according to a report in Telecompaper.
The Victoria region will lead the switch-over in the first half 2010, with analogue broadcasting ending in the Mildura/Sunraysia district between the 1st January and the 30th June 2010.
Broken Hill in NSW and Mt Gambier, Riverland and Spencer Gulf in South Australia will turn off analogue broadcasts in the second half of 2010, and the rest of regional Victoria in the first half of 2011.
Regional Queensland, excluding remote western and northern areas, will switch-off analogue in the second half of 2011.
The major regional centres of NSW will switch-off analogue in 2012.
Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, the Gold Coast, Perth and Tasmania will switch-off analogue in the first half of 2013 and Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, remote western, central and eastern Australia will be digital-only by the end of 2013.
Item added: 27th October 2008