TV service interruptions ahead as frequency changes take effect in NSW

Viewers in Greater Sydney, Macarthur and Hawkesbury regions, Picton, Bowral, and Mittagong advised to retune

Television viewers in parts of New South Wales may face service interruptions throughout the next two days as some free-to-air digital TV channels change frequency.

As a result, Australians in greater Sydney and the Macarthur and Hawkesbury regions are being advised to retune their televisions, set-top boxes and digital TV recorders after 9:00am if unable to access any of those channels.

Viewers in Picton, Bowral and Mittagong will be required to do the same after 3:30pm.

The Department of Communications said interruptions can be expected to impact all TV services throughout the day while TV towers are being retuned. Further temporary outages may occur over the next two days as well. Viewers will not have to retune again after the outages; TV services will reappear once work at the transmission has been completed.

Those who live in apartments (and as a result share an antenna system) and are unable to access channels following a retune should contact their property manager or body corporate.

A short, three-step guide to retuning is available on the Government’s web site.

According to a statement from the Department, the change will free up broadcasting spectrum so it can be used for new services including mobile broadband.

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