19 May 2010
Digital commercial television services coming to remote and regional Western Australia
Digital commercial television will move a step closer for regional and remote Western Australian viewers on 10 June 2010. On that date a third digital-only commercial television service will be introduced and digital simulcasting of current services will be progressively extended into the Geraldton, Kalgoorlie and Western Zone television licence areas.
Digital simulcasts of the current WIN and Prime television services (already available at Mawson Trig, in the South West Great Southern television licence area) will commence on 10 June 2010 at transmitter sites at Mingenew, Kalgoorlie and Karratha. On the same date, a new digital-only third commercial television service will commence at all digital sites.
The exact timing of the roll out of digital services across the various parts of the remote and regional licence areas of Western Australia from this date will be set out in digital conversion implementation plans which the broadcasters must submit to the ACMA for approval. Once these plans are approved, they will be made available on the ACMA’s website. Further information about the ACMA’s planning role in the roll out of digital television is available.
For more information or to arrange an interview please contact: Donald Robertson, Media Manager on (02) 9334 7980, 0418 86 1766 or email@example.com.
The ACMA is Australia’s regulator for broadcasting, the internet, radiocommunications and telecommunications. The ACMA’s strategic intent is to make communications and media work in Australia’s public interest. For more information visit the ACMA website.