Community Tv Going Digital
Posted 04 November 2009 - 02:47 PM
This may present an opportunity for the ABC to add more channels via this mux, as well.
Posted 04 November 2009 - 04:55 PM
It's not like current STB's receive Ch31 now, so they won't be "missing out".
Just throwing that out there, it's not worth much.
Posted 04 November 2009 - 06:15 PM
Edited by viewer, 04 November 2009 - 06:30 PM.
Posted 07 November 2009 - 09:03 AM
"A new community licensee in Perth will commence digital-only broadcasts in early 2010."
Posted 04 December 2009 - 02:20 PM
Posted 07 December 2009 - 08:38 AM
The constant whinge by people in regional areas about getting all the same services as those in metro areas is getting a bit tiresome (not just TV, but pretty much anything...) It's called economies of scale people - if you choose to live outside a metropolitan area you should accept that you are never going to get the same level of service that is only economically viable in a big city. For better or for worse we live in a market economy - if you don't like the service you get, move to somewhere where it's better.
Posted 07 December 2009 - 10:11 AM
However, if "economies of scale" are used as an argument then it should be noted that pretty much nothing would be provided to most regional areas (roads, gas, electricity, phone, schooling, TV, NBN, postage etc.). All of these things are not viable for business to provide (at a profit). It is solely up to the government to require / provide / foster some level of service to far away lands (Like Tasmania). As mentioned, country bumpkins are paying the same taxes as us metro people for usually "lesser" returns. Maybe there should be a regional tax concession to account for the disparity and then we can all relax?
Of course the growing political insistence that everything must be 100.0000% ubiquitous is not really helpful.
Edited by pgdownload, 07 December 2009 - 10:12 AM.
Posted 07 December 2009 - 12:54 PM
The fact that the government has finally, belatedly, thrown a lifeline to the community channels to get them onto digital is just a one off.