9,000 households in Otago could be left without TV

9,000 households in Otago could be left without TV
9,000 households in Otago could be left without TV
Time is fast running out for people in the South Island who are still to go digital and with less than 100 days to go, 9,000 households in Otago are still to make the move.

After 28 April everyone who wants to watch TV will need to have Freeview, SKY or Igloo.

"I'm recommending people take action now to go digital. When Hawke's Bay went digital last year there were people who waited until the last minute and then had to go without TV for a time because installers were fully booked," said Greg Harford, National Manager.

Right up until 28 April Going Digital staff will be out and about in Otago talking with people and discussing what needs to be done to make sure everyone can keep watching TV.

You don't need a new TV to go digital but everyone will need a TV with Freeview built-in or the right set-top box together with a UHF aerial or satellite dish," said Mr Harford.

Another thing to keep in mind is while you will still be able to play tapes and DVDs on your old equipment, if you want to record with it, it will need to go digital.

Anyone with questions on the move to digital TV can visit www.goingdigital.co.nz or call 0800 838 800.

For further media enquiries contact Going Digital Senior Communications Adviser Laura Jones on 04 472 3232 or 027 705 9151.

Going Digital facts

• The South Island goes digital on 28 April 2013.
• Everyone needs to get Freeview, SKY or Igloo to keep watching TV.
• You don't need a new TV to go digital.
• Not all services are available in all areas. Coverage can be checked at
www.goingdigital.co.nz/what-you-ll-need/myhouse.html

Where can I get more information?

• Call Going Digital on 0800 838 800