NZ government to help fund switch to digital

New Zealand’s Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman has announced that NZ$850,000 (US$693,000) has been set aside to assist regional television broadcasters to switch from analogue to digital, Radio New Zealand reports.
New Zealand On Air, a government broadcast funding agency, will administer the package, which will provide up to NZ $70,000 (US$57,000) to each regional broadcaster.
Dr Coleman said the government was helping them meet the costs of transition.
The assistance will be available for the next two years.
The changeover is due to be completed by November 2013.
Source Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union
Item added: 9th June 2011