The 2008-10 Review into Access to Electronic Media for the Hearing and Vision-Impaired was an attempt to bring Australian policies up to date with the accessibility possibilities of emerging digital technologies, including digital television
. The review took a comprehensive approach to broadcast media in light of the impending switch to digital television
, and made recommendations about social inclusion, and audio description and captioning services.
"We want to help ensure that people, and especially the elderly and vulnerable have all the information they need to make the switch to digital television
a smooth process and avoid those rogues who may try and take advantage of the change over."
How to retune your digital box or digital television
Viewers watching Freeview, Top Up TV or BT Vision will need to fully retune their equipment at both stages of switchover in order to continue receiving services.
The Japanese standard "suits Chile the best, allows for better quality digital television
reception, given the characteristics of our country," Chile s telecommunications regulator Subtel said in a statement.
Viewers also have the choice of using digital television
services via satellite, cable and broadband.
Whitehaven in Cumbria, which moved to digital television
lastNovember as part of a pilot scheme, was the first area in the UK to make the switch.
"The introduction of digital television
transmission is a step towards the future," said Nicolaides.
Local officials are concerned that large numbers of citizens are neither aware of nor prepared for the transition to digital television
"From 12 August 2009 thousands of viewers in the West Wales area will be able to enjoy digital television
and radio free through their aerial.
Birmingham families are big fans of pushing the red button on their remotes, making the city's local interactive digital television
channel the most popular in the country.
VULNERABLE viewers are to get help to ensure they are put in the picture ahead of the switchover to digital television
The new specification, which addresses all digital television
display technologies, will grant the ENERGY STAR label only to the top 25-30 percent most energy efficient TV models.