News

Get set to make the big switch to digital TV this month

Brett Wortman

WESTERN Downs residents are advised that television channels will be changing frequencies over the next few months starting from Thursday, June 26 as the final step in Australia's switchover to digital-only television is rolled out.

Western Downs Regional Council Spokesperson for Corporate Support Councillor Ian Rasmussen said residents may needed to retune their television or set-top box in order to continue to receive a television signal.

"There is no requirement for residents to make any changes to cabling or aerials, if you are receiving a digital television signal now you will still receive one after the channels change. You just may need to retune your television or set-top box in order to get the new frequencies," he said.

"However, these new changes will not affect residents who are on free-to-air satellite television services such as VAST."

Cr Rasmussen said residents in Bell would need to be extra mindful of the changes.

"Because Bell receives television signals from rebroadcast equipment installed on Codys Hill in Bell, residents will have interruptions to television services on June 26 and again on July 31.

"Bell residents should keep an eye out for a letter in the mail from Council with more information on these changes and the dates they will need to retune their digital televisions or set-top-boxes."

Cr Rasmussen said Western Downs residents should take advantage of the 'Digital Ready' Government website to find out more information.

"I encourage residents to visit the 'Digital Ready' Government website to find out when their television stations will change and check it regularly for updates.

"We want to make sure all residents are aware of this upcoming change so please remind your family, friends and neighbours about the retune and be especially mindful of the elderly, and other sections of the community that could potentially be confused about what is happening."

These changes will affect free-to-air television services across the majority of Australia.

For further information, dates, and to register for email and SMS reminders, visit www.retune.digitalready.gov.au/

More information about the retune can be obtained by contacting the Digital Ready Information Line on 1800 20 10 13, 8am to 10pm (AEST), 7 days per week.

Topics:  digital tv western downs


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Suncorp Miles retail branch to close this afternoon

Suncorp Bank is closing four retail branches today.

Four retail branches to close around the Maranoa from today

Good cop, bye cop: Sgt Wiltshire calls it a day with Miles

Miles Police officer-in-charge Sergeant Ben Wiltshire is moving on after more than six years.

In a period of change, Sgt Ben Wiltshire has witnessed a lot.

Daylight saving: 'Draw a line from Goondiwindi to Rocky'

Sunset in maryborough, Queensland. - User Contributed

Just draw a line from Goondiwindi to Rockhampton

Local Partners

Man undergoes surgery for gunshot wound in leg

POLICE are investigating after a Western Downs man called paramedics with reports he had suffered a gunshot wound to his leg.

Puppetry of the Penis secrets revealed ahead of show

The famed Puppetry of the Penis is coming to the Sunshine Coast for shows in Noosa and Caloundra.

WARNING: This interview contains adult themes and traces of nuts

Noll meltdown won't affect Gympie Oz Day concert

Shannon Noll

Photo Contributed

Shannon Noll is still expected to perform in Gympie next Thursday

The surprising problem police face at Woodford Folk Festival

STREET SCENE: Woodford Folk Festival 2016.

The biggest issue for police at Woodfordia is not what you'd expect

Lion roars to straight to No 1 at Aussie box office

Nicole Kidman, David Wenham and Sunny Pawar in a scene from the movie Lion.

THE Australian-made movie a hit, while Rogue One nears record mark.

Ozzy Osbourne fell asleep during his driving test

Not a good idea to give Ozzy a Ferrari

Kristen Stewart to host SNL

Kristen Stewart will host a pre-Super Bowl episode of SNL next month

Louis Tomlinson celebrated his son's first birthday

Louis Tomlinson and Briana Jungwirth celebrate son's first birthday

Kylie Minogue will take husband's name

Kylie Minogue will take her fiancé Joshua Sasse's surname

Nicole reveals her biggest parenting challenges

Actress Nicole Kidman.

Nicole Kidman says her kids are ‘deeply attuned' to her moods.

Why investors are flocking to Moranbah

Moranbah homes are selling like hotcakes, creating a supply problem

Investors are scrambling to get into the market

Stockland's $150m pitch: Build it and they will come

Gladstone Marina. The Gladstone Regional Council offers a range of exciting job opportunities. Photo Contributed: Murray Ware.

Here's why we need to see Stockland upgrade start soon.

By the water's edge

Secure your seachange

HOT PROPERTY: Money to spend on land, buildings

File picture.

Sale, leasing of industrial real estate picks up in Mackay

Collapsed Coast company could owe up to $5 million

Staff, ATO, landlords among those out of pocket.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!