Useful Links & Recommended Installers


Recommended Installers

Sunshine Coast (Qld)
TV & Antenna Service
Contact: Michael Eaton
Phone: 0402 728917
Web: www.tvantennaservice.com.au

Latrobe Valley (Vic)
Grant Coutts Antennas
Contact: Grant Coutts
Phone: 0403 836798
Web: www.gcantennas.com.au

Toowoomba (Qld)
Toowoomba Antenna & TV Services
Contact: Paul Price
Phone: 0468 998788
Web: www.ToowoombaAntennas.com.au

 

 

Useful Links

 

Australian Government Digital Ready -
www.digitalready.gov.au
This Federal Government website contains a range of tools and resources available to help you make the switch to digital TV. The Digital Ready website and Digital Ready Information Line 1800 20 10 13 are a good first point of call for information about Digital Switchover, including information for property owners, managers and renters.

Viewer Access Satellite Television (VAST)
www.mysattv.com.au
Viewer Access Satellite Television (VAST) will provide digital television to viewers in remote areas of Australia who currently rely on analogue services from the Optus Aurora platform; as well as viewers who are unable to receive digital TV through their normal antenna because of issues relating to local interference, terrain or distance from the transmitter in their area.

Industry associations

Free TV Australiawww.freetv.com.au
Free TV Australia is an industry association representing the commercial television operators in Australia.

Freeview — www.freeview.com.au
Freeview is an initiative of the public broadcasters and the commercial networks. Freeview was formed to assist in the promotion of free-to-air digital television programming in Australia.

 

Other Useful Links

Department of Broadband, Communication and
the Digital Economywww.dbcde.gov.au
DBCDE is the Commonwealth department responsible for setting policy and legislation regulating radio and television broadcasting and Internet services, including research, guidelines and reviews.

Australian Communications and Media
Authority
— www.acma.gov.au
ACMA is the statutory authority responsible for implementing and enforcing the rules about digital television.

CHOICE — www.choice.com.au
CHOICE The Australian Consumers’ Association is a not-for-profit company and the largest consumer organisation in Australia. CHOICE magazine contains information on consumer products including TV sets, PVRs and digital tuners.


Television Broadcasters

ABC – www.abc.net.au
Operating ABC1 / ABC2 / ABC3 (childrens programming) and ABC24 (news) the Australian Broadasting Corporation has taken a commanding lead in web based television broadcasting through their popular tv-on-demand application iView.

SBS — www.sbs.com.au
The Special Broadcasting Service launched their digital channel SBS TWO on 1 June 2009. SBS TWO’s programs include world film and drama, documentaries, international news and sport. SBS TWO will also screen some shows from SBS ONE at different times.

Seven Network — http://au.tv.yahoo.com/
Seven and 7TWO are free-to-air channels broadcast in Standard Definition. Seven Network launched 7mate, broadcast in High Definition only, in September 2010.

Nine Network — http://channelnine.ninemsn.com.au
Channel Nine currently broadcasts digital to major metropolitan areas. Nine introduced GO! a digital-only channel in August 2009. Nine GEM, broadcast in High Definition only, was launched in September 2010.

Network TEN — www.ten.com.au
Network Ten launched their digital High Definition channel, ONE, in March 2009. The new channel broadcast a number of sports programs, including prime-time AFL matches. The new ONE channel is also available in Standard Definition.

Southern Cross Broadcasting — www.scmedia.com.au
Southern Cross Broadcasting is one of Australia’s leading cross media companies. The group’s television services broadcast throughout the regional areas of New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Northern Territory.

WIN Television Network — www.wintv.com.au
WIN Television is the world’s largest privately owned regional television network reaching more than 5.2 million viewers across Australia.

 

Subscription television providers.

 

AUSTAR (MyStar) — http://www.austar.com.au
All the channels on AUSTAR channels are broadcast in digital. AUSTAR’s digital recorder MyStar provides subscribers with the free-to-air services available in their area.

FOXTEL — www.foxtel.com.au
FOXTEL is available through satellite and cable broadcast in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra, Perth and regional Western Australia. FOXTEL retransmits the full suite of free-to-air channels via its cable service and most main channels via its satellite service.