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
9,000 households in Otago could be left without TV
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
Going Digital facts
• The South Island goes digital on 28 April 2013.
• Everyone needs to get Freeview, SKY or Igloo to keep
• You don't need a new TV to go digital.
• Not all services are available in all areas. Coverage can
be checked at
Where can I get more information?
• Call Going Digital on 0800 838 800