Retune your TV on Tuesday

LOCAL residents are being reminded to retune their televisions on Tuesday, June 10.

That is when the area takes the final step into digital television.

The retune is being undertaken to further free up broadcasting spectrum so that it can be used for new services such as mobile broadband. 

Viewers should wait until after 3.30pm on June 10 before attempting to retune their digital television equipment.

Only residents who are missing a free-to-air digital TV channel or channels after the retune date will need to retune.

“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,” said Shoalhaven Mayor Joanna Gash.

Outages are unlikely to last longer than a few hours.

If people continue to experience difficulties with reception on a particular channel, they should contact the relevant broadcaster for more information about reception issues.

To check for expected outages associated with the retune, viewers should enter their address in the MySwitch tool at www.digitalready .gov.au/retune

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