What is the switch?
In parts of Australia, TV is broadcast in both analog and digital. The ‘switch’ refers to the analog signals being phased out (or switched off) across the country from now until the end of 2013.
Why is Australia switching?
Here are a few reasons why we're making the switch.
There are a number of ways in which digital TV will improve your viewing, including:
more free-to-air channels, plus the current ones
access to an electronic program guide, so you can see program schedules on your TV
the ability to watch TV in high definition quality.
Keeping up-to-date internationally
Overseas programs are increasingly being made in digital format only. Digital TV means you’ll still be able to watch these shows.
Freeing up broadcast space
Turning off the analog signals will free up space that can be used for other services.