Australian television is now only being broadcast in digital signals. Until now, the Australian Government has kept both networks running but has been slowly phasing out analogue to free up air space for digital to take over. On 28 May, 2013, analogue signals were switched off in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.
Free to air TV includes all of the current channels you receive through the following broadcasters:
Each of these broadcasters also provides multiple channels in both standard definition and high definition. A simple way to check if you're already receiving digital TV is to turn to channels ABC2, ABC3 or SBS TWO, these are all standard definition digital channels. If you can view these channels, your TV is capable of receiving the digital broadcast.
To bring us in line with the rest of the world, the Australian Government has set up a Digital TV Network to enable digital media to be broadcast into our homes in a digital format. Freeview is the industry body responsible for promoting the free to air TV service in Australia. It's made up of all the broadcasters listed above. Freeview brings you sixteen digital channels to choose from:
To receive all of these channels, you'll need to convert to high definition digital TV equipment, including a digital ready antenna.
The majority of antennas are digital TV ready, particularly if they were manufactured after 2000, they were specifically designed to receive analogue and also be a digital ready antenna. Many current antennas receive a digital transmission without any problem but in some cases, equipment may need to be upgraded to get ready for digital TV.
Make the most of your digital TV now and enjoy these advantages:
The switchover date is here! We service the whole Brisbane region including Caboolture, Beenleigh and Ipswich. Make an online enquiry or pick up the phone and speak with one of our friendly staff on 07 3029 6331.