19/06/14

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

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Western Downs Regional Council Spokesperson for Corporate Support Councillor Ian Rasmussen said that residents may need 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.”

Cr Rasmussen said residents in Bell will 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 Thursday 26 June and again on Saturday 31 July.”

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

via Western Downs Regional Council