Dig­i­tal TV guid­ance

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Mata­mata res­i­dents can find out every­thing they need to know about tele­vi­sion go­ing dig­i­tal in Oc­to­ber and Novem­ber. An­drew Bail­lie, Go­ing Dig­i­tal com­mu­nity ad­viser for Waikato, will be in town to dis­cuss what view­ers need to do to keep watch­ing tele­vi­sion af­ter the area goes dig­i­tal on De­cem­ber 1 2013. ‘‘With just over two years to go un­til the old ana­logue TV sig­nal is switched off for Mata­mata, we’re en­cour­ag­ing those view­ers who haven’t, to plan and pre­pare for the change now,’’ said Mr Bail­lie.

‘‘I’d like to re­mind peo­ple that they don’t need a new TV to go dig­i­tal be­cause al­most any TV can re­ceive a dig­i­tal sig­nal with the right equip­ment.

‘‘ If you have Sky or Free­view, you have al­ready gone dig­i­tal, if not, you’ll need a set top box and the ap­pro­pri­ate aerial or satel­lite dish, de­pend­ing on where you live.’’

Mr Bail­lie will be events:

Mata­mata Se­nior Net – Oc­to­ber 28 from 9.30am, at the Se­nior Net rooms, Arawa St

New World Mata­mata – Oc­to­ber 28 11.30am-1.30pm, 45 Wa­haroa East Rd

Mata­mata Probus – Novem­ber 10 from 10am at the Mata­mata Club, Rawhiti Ave.

If you would like fur­ther in­for­ma­tion about go­ing dig­i­tal, please visit the web­site: www.go­ing dig­i­tal.co.nz, or phone 0800 838 800.

Mr Bail­lie will also be avail­able to meet with other com­mu­nity groups over this time and can be con­tacted via an­drew.bail­lie@go­ingdig­i­tal.co.nz or on 027 540 2312.

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