Analogue TV switch-off delay recommended

A Federal Parliamentary committee has recommended delaying the shutdown of analogue television broadcasts until 2010, to encourage a smooth transition to digital television.
The delay has been suggested because Australians have been slow to take up the new technology.
“The committee believes the lack of certainty regarding analogue switch-off is a key failure in the drive to take-up digital television and recommends a nationwide analogue switch-off on the first of January, 2010,” she said.
Source: ABC
Item added: 13th February 2006