Time is running out for over 41,000 households in Auckland who are still to go digital.

New research by the public information campaign Going Digital shows that an estimated 41,895 Auckland homes have televisions that won't work once analogue TV is switched off in the region on 1 December 2013.

After 1 December, everyone in Auckland who wants to watch TV will need to have Freeview, SKY or Igloo.

"I'm recommending people take action now to go digital. When Hawke's Bay went digital last year there were people who waited until the last minute and then had to go without TV for a time because installers were fully booked," said Greg Harford, National Manager.


Right up until December, Going Digital staff will be out and about in Auckland talking with people and discussing what needs to be done to make sure everyone can keep watching TV.

"You don't need a new TV to go digital but everyone will need a TV with Freeview built-in or the right set-top box together with a UHF aerial or satellite dish," said Mr Harford.

Another thing to keep in mind is the fact that every TV needs to go digital if it is to continue receiving pictures as do DVD and video recorders.

Anyone with questions on the move to digital TV can visit www.goingdigital.co.nz  or call 0800 838 800.