First region completes Analogue TV Switch-Off
On the 30th June 2010, Mildura in Victoria became the first region in Australia to switch off analogue terrestrial television and go fully digital.
In the past Mildura had few free-to-air TV channels but this is no longer the case with the change to DTT digital services.
Officials said most of the region’s 24 thousand residents were ready for the morning switch. It is believed there are only a couple of hundred households in the area which are yet to make the switch with either a digital TV or a set-top box.
The rest of Australia will be progressively changed from analogue to digital through till the end of 2013.
Parts of regional South Australia and Broken Hill are the next on the list.
Source: Asian Broadcasting Union
Item added: 5th July 2010