The retune is coming to Ballarat and surrounds on 17 September, 2014
As the final step in Australia’s successful move to digital-only TV, some free-to-air channels in Ballarat and surrounding areas in western Victoria will be changing frequencies on 17 September. After channels have moved, viewers will need to retune their digital TV, set-top box or digital TV recorder.
Towns affected by the retune include: Ballarat, Clunes, Avoca, Donald, Murtoa, Stawell, Ararat, Mortlake, Dunkeld, Creswick, Camperdown, Skipton and Beaufort.
These moves will free up broadcasting spectrum so that it can be used for new services such as mobilebroadband. Just like the switch to digital-only TV, the retune has been carefully planned to make sure the change is as easy as possible.
There may be some unavoidable temporary outages to all TV channels in the days leading up to, on the day of and the day or two after the retune date. These outages are necessary because of engineering work being undertaken at the TV transmission tower. Any outages are unlikely to last longer than a few hours. Viewers should wait until after 17 September before attempting to retune their digital television equipment.
To check for expected outages associated with the retune, viewers should enter their address in the mySwitch tool on the Digital Ready website.
Channel changes should not impact on the quality of television transmission or reception across the area. If people continue to experience difficulties with reception on a particular channel, they should contact the relevant broadcaster for more information about reception issues.
What assistance is available?
For more information visit our website http://retune.digitalready.gov.au
or call the Digital Ready Information Line on
1800 20 10 13, 8am to 10pm (AEST), 7 days.
Click Here to download the Retune Fact Sheet (.pdf 210KB)
Click Here to download the Retune Poster (.pdf 3600KB)