Digital switchover support


The Australian government has helped 25,000 households convert to digital TV through the Household Assistance Scheme, the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Stephen Conroy, announced on the 6th February.
Mr Conroy was on hand for the 25,000th installation in a home in the state of Victoria.
"Victoria will be switching to digital-only, free-to-air television on 5 May 2011 and the government's Household Assistance Scheme is helping ensure that all Victorians, including the elderly, people with disabilities, and their caregivers, are ready for the switchover," Mr Conroy said.
Mr Conroy said approximately 120,000 households across Victoria were eligible for assistance through the scheme, which provides eligible households with a high-definition set top box and completes a full installation and demonstration at no cost to the recipient.
Source: Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union
Item added: 13th February 2011