Some free-to-air digital TV channels will change frequency today.
These moves will free up broadcasting spectrum so it can be used for new services such as mobile broadband.
Once the channels have moved, viewers will need to retune their digital TV, set-top box or digital TV recorder to get them back.
Most viewers need to retune their digital TV equipment after 9am if they are missing one or more of their usual channels.
Retuning is done using the remote.
For most systems, viewers should press the ‘menu’ button on the remote, look for settings such as ‘channels’ or ‘auto-tuning’, then follow the prompts to retune.
A video and 3-step guide to retuning is available on the website www.digitalready.gov.au/retune
Viewers might want to write down their favourite channel, program recordings or parental lock settings before they retune.
There may be interruptions to all TV services today while the TV towers are being retuned. Further temporary outages may occur over the next two days.
Viewers will not need to retune again after the outages – the TV services will reappear once the work at the transmission site has been completed.
People living in apartments may be using a shared antenna system. If channels do not reappear after retuning, they should contact their property manager or body corporate.
Viewers can find information about how to retune and any scheduled retune outages on the website below or by calling the Digital Ready Information Line.
Viewers who are having difficulty retuning their equipment should check their manufacturer’s handbook or manual for instructions on how to retune, ask a friend or family member to help, visit the retune website, www.digitalready.gov.au/retune or call the Digital Ready Information Line on 1800 20 10 13, 8am to 10pm.