Queensland’s digital switch on track despite floods

The Australian government says Queensland’s migration to digital TV remains on track despite the recent floods and the cyclone that devastated the state.
A spokesperson for the government’s Digital Switchover Taskforce said the state’s television transmission infrastructure had not been significantly affected by Cyclone Yasi and the recent floods, “Transmitter sites, are usually situated on higher ground and have escaped serious flood damage. Transmitter sites in the path of Cyclone Yasi did suffer power cuts but these, by and large, have been managed with the use of portable power generators. A return to normal power sources is expected relatively soon”.
The Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy said that while a firm date for the official switchover from analogue to digital TV in Queensland had not been set, the projected window of the second half of 2011 would likely still be met.
Source: Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union
Item added: 21st February 2011