The Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, today announced further steps to assist eligible households in the Mildura/Sunraysia region of Victoria make the switch to digital television.
The region is Australia’s leading digital TV region, and will be the first to make the switch to digital broadcasting in the first half of 2010.
“Getting ready for digital TV is a straight forward and inexpensive task for the vast majority of Australians, however we understand that some people may need practical, in-home assistance to make the switch,” Senator Conroy said.
Senator Conroy previously announced measures to drive the availability of digital television in the Mildura area, including a package of in-home assistance to help targeted households.
To be eligible for assistance, households must have at least one resident who is receiving a maximum rate Age Pension, Disability Support Pension, Carer payment, or Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) service pension or the DVA income support supplement payment.