Dig­i­tal TV change count­down now on

Central Leader - - NEWS -

The ana­log age is com­ing to an end with less than five months un­til Auck­land switches to dig­i­tal tele­vi­sion.

The switchover is sched­uled for De­cem­ber 1 when ev­ery­one who wants to watch TV will need to have Free­view, Sky or Igloo.

Al­though dig­i­tal tele­vi­sion of­fers more chan­nels and bet­ter pic­tures, there are bound to be a few ques­tions about how to make the switch.

To an­swer th­ese a Go­ing Dig­i­tal rep­re­sen­ta­tive will be at Mt Roskill Li­brary to­mor­row from 9am till noon.

Go­ing Dig­i­tal national man­ager Greg Har­ford says it is im­por­tant to spread the word about the switch.

‘‘With only a few months to go, I’m also ask­ing peo­ple to check with their fam­ily and friends and help us get the mes­sage out about what peo­ple need to do to keep watch­ing TV.’’

Tele­vi­sion across New Zealand is go­ing dig­i­tal in stages with Hawke’s Bay and the West Coast hav­ing made the move in Septem­ber last year and the rest of the South Is­land in April.

To go dig­i­tal most peo­ple will need a set-top box or TV with Free­view builtin plus a UHF aerial or a satel­lite dish and a satel­lite set-top box.

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