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Australian allows HD-only TV

Australia’s communications minster, Malcolm Turnbull, has introduced the Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Primary Television Broadcasting Service) Bill 2015, an amendment to 1992’s Broadcasting Services Act that will remove the regulation requiring Australian television stations to broadcast in standard definition on their main channels, reports Advanced Television. “The bill provides national and commercial free-to-air broadcasters with the flexibility to deliver programming on their primary television services in either standard definition or high-definition formats.” In a speech to parliament, Turnbull said: “This is a relic of the analogue era, introduced at the start of the digital television switchover process to ensure that viewers would have access to at least one digital channel per broadcaster. At the time not all televisions and set-top boxes were capable of receiving high-definition content.” http://bit.ly/1Ka7Kb6

  • Monday, 24 August 2015

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