South Island people still watching television on analogue
sets are in for a shock today.
Broadcasting Minister Craig Foss said the South Island,
excluding the West Coast, would ''go digital'' today.
He said the 10% of residents not already watching TV on
digital sets did not need a new TV set to go digital.
''Almost all televisions can be made digital-ready with a
set-top box. If you're already watching Freeview, Sky, Igloo
or TelstraClear, then you don't need to do anything because
you're already watching digital TV.''
Information about the digital switchover is available on the
website Going Digital.