The digital countdown starts today. There are just 100
days until the Otago region switches to the new digital
From April 28, every television set in Otago will need
Freeview, Sky or Igloo to receive a transmission signal.
''Nearly nine out to 10 households across Otago have gone
digital and will be able to continue watching TV after 28
April,'' Going Digital national manager Greg Harford said
''However, about 10% of households have not gone digital and
will only be able to watch TV for another 100 days, unless
they take action.''
There was no requirement to buy a new television set, as
existing sets could be easily adapted, Mr Harford said.
''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.''
The Otago Daily Times will have regular features on
the new technology during the countdown to the switchover on
We will look at the equipment you will need, the costs
involved and what to do with unwanted sets, as well as how
the changes will affect Dunedin television station Channel 9.
We will also do our best to answer any questions readers have
about the changes.