Between 2010 and 2013, analog free-to-air TV signals in Australia will be switched off and replaced with digital-only TV signals. Australia’s Digital Switchover is the most complex technology change to free-to-air TV since the introduction of colour TV in the 1970s.
The Australian Government’s Household Assistance Scheme is being rolled out across the country to help some Australian households switch to digital-only free to air television.
The Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy will soon be looking for service providers to help deliver the Household Assistance Scheme (the Scheme) in Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Sydney and Melbourne. The Department conducted a series of information sessions in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne in May 2012 to provide interested parties information about the Scheme and provide the opportunity for industry to consult and potentially work together.
Household Assistance Scheme Industry Information Sessions were held in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne on 8, 10 and 11 May 2012.
The presentation is available to download:
The Household Assistance Scheme is available to people that receive the maximum rate of the Age Pension, Disability Support Pension, Carer Payment, Department of Veterans’ Affairs Service Pension or the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Income Support Supplement. The Scheme provides eligible people in home set up of digital equipment by a registered installer.
If are interested to hear when future HAS tenders are released please go to AusTender and register to receive future updates.