DTT in 81% of Victoria households
Eight out of ten households in regional Victoria had converted to digital television by the end of 2010, well ahead of the regional Victoria switchover on 5 May 2011, the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, said.
“South-West Victoria had the highest rate of conversion in regional Victoria, with 85% of households reporting they were digital ready,” he went on to say.
Across Australia, 77% of households had converted to digital TV during the quarter.
Darwin and Tasmania lead the nation in the take-up of digital TV, with a conversion rate of 88% by the end of 2010. Perth and Adelaide reported 81% of households converted; Melbourne 79%, Brisbane 78%, and Sydney 66%.
The reach of free to air digital TV channels is being extended further by the government-funded VAST satellite service which is broadcasting digital TV into households in remote areas and terrestrial reception blackspots.
Item added: 14th March 2011