Having recently complained about the haphazard approach being taken to Australia's proposed digital TV switchover, it's good to learn that Australia will be emulating the UK by adopting a region by region switching model, rather than the more drastic US approach of just switching off the analog signal and dealing with the chaos afterwards. There's also a research project underway to ensure that digital reception works well in units and apartment blocks, reflecting the reality that we can't all live in a freestanding dwelling these days. Switchover is still scheduled to be finished by 2013, by which time hopefully the ABC won't be the only free-to-air broadcaster with a decent range of digital channels.
Digital TV Switchover Will Take Place Region By Region
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