Mildura has become the first region in Australia with digital-only television after the Communications Minister Stephen Conroy performed the analog switch-over this morning.
From 9am, analog television in Mildura/Sunraysia ceased broadcasting and is the first to make the switch as part of the government's.
The government's Digital Tracker survey showed that virtually all households in the region had made the switch to digital and Senator Conroy said he was proud of the work done to ensure residents were prepared.
"People in Mildura/Sunraysia have today moved from having some of the worst television reception and the most limited choice of channels, to leading Australia in the move to 16 or more channels of clear pictures and crisp sound," Conroy said in a statement.
The government said it had helped over 2500 households to convert to digital TV under its, which provided satellite TV for pensioners and people in "blackspots".
The Australian Governmentand the areas of regional South Australia and Broken Hill are due to have their analog signal switched off on 15 December 2010.
The switchover follows the release of the first official Freeview electronic program guide (EPG) earlier this week.
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