Digital TV on its way

If you want to keep watching the box you have 12 months to make sure your television will pick up the digital signal.

Television in the Bay of Plenty on December 1, 2013 and Freeview or SKY will be required to stay tuned in.  

"If you aren't already digital now is the time to start looking at your options and take action," said Going Digital National Manager Greg Harford.  

All TV in New Zealand is going digital in stages with Hawke's Bay and the West Coast of the South Island, leading the way as the first regions to make the move earlier this year.  

Over eight out of 10 homes in the Bay of Plenty have already made the move to digital TV and are enjoying better pictures and more channels.

You don't need a new TV as any set can go digital with the right set-top box or TV with Freeview built-in together with a UHF aerial or a satellite set-top box and satellite dish.  

Mr Harford says it is important to remember that every TV you want to continue watching after 1 December 2013, whether it is in the bedroom, living room or shed will need to be digital.  

"Now is also a good time to think about your DVD or video recorders. If you want to continue to receive and record television programmes using your current DVD or video recorder ,it will also need to go digital," said Mr Harford.  

For more information on going digital visit or call us on 0800 838 800.

- Bay of Plenty Times

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