Why is the Government turning off Analog signals?

Currently Analog and Digital broadcasts are transmitted side by side.

This process is costly and inefficient and uses most of what is known as the “Broadcast Spectrum”.

Turning off Analog signals will free up a considerable amount of the spectrum so that it can be used for additional services.

Some examples of these additional services are:

  • New TV networks
  • Community based TV networks.
  • Additional Radio channels
  • Data casting services
  • Interactive services

The terms “Analog” & “Digital” are currently used to differentiate between the two types of transmissions, but eventually once the changeover is complete, people will probably just call it “TV” again.

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