Australian households embrace digital TV

Australians are embracing the move to digital television with an average of 82 per cent of households across the nation already converted to digital TV, the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, has said.

Darwin has the highest conversion rate so far of 89 per cent at the end of June, with Tasmania next on 86 per cent, Adelaide 85 per cent, northern New South Wales 84 per cent, and southern New South Wales 83 per cent.

The Digital Switchover Taskforce’s Digital Tracker Summary Report for Quarter 2 (April–June 2011) showed the number of households in regional Queensland that have converted had increased to 84 per cent during the quarter, well ahead of the regional Queensland switchover scheduled for 6 December 2011. This was up from just 46 per cent in early 2009.

“With 100 days to go until analogue TV signals are turned off forever, regional Queensland is well on track for the switch to digital-only TV,” Conroy said.

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