Daintree full of snow for telly viewers
RESIDENTS in the Daintree have been left without access to ABC stations and soon SBS will no longer be available.
Changes were made to the satellite broadcast system without the council being notified according to a Douglas Shire Council spokeswoman.
The black spot towers are now incompatible with the new changes.
The towers provided reception in areas normally blocked from receiving a signal from reception transmitters in Port Douglas and Newell beach.
“Much like telecommunications, television broadcasting is a commercial venture and realistically Council has no role in its provision,” the spokeswoman said.
“Unfortunately, reception is not available in some locations in the Shire and while amalgamated, decisions were made to take on responsibility of the running and maintenance of these three black spot towers to enable residents to access television.
“The alternative is for residents and businesses to purchase their individual satellite systems to receive the signal”.