Retune to stay in TV picture
YOU won't need a tuning fork, just a bit of awareness that free-to-air television is changing frequencies on the Northern Beaches.
As part of the national retune program, designed to make way on the broadcasting spectrum for new services, including mobile broadband, TV viewers who receive their signal from the Bruxner East Point tower will need to change settings after 3.30pm on Tuesday.
The affected area includes suburbs such as Moonee Beach, Sapphire Beach, Emerald Beach, Sandy Beach and parts of Woolgoolga.
Most TVs or set-top-boxes feature an auto-tune system, making the switch only slightly inconvenient.
For most systems press the 'menu' button on the remote and look for settings such as "channels" or "auto-tuning" and follow the prompts to retune.
A video and three-step guide to retuning is available on the website www. digitalready.gov.au/retune.
The retune is scheduled to avoid evenings and weekends.
There may be some temporary disruption to all TV services on retune day. Service outages on the days before and after the retune may also be necessary, due to work being conducted at the transmission site.
As the retune simply moves free-to-air TV channels to a new location on the broadcast spectrum, it is unlikely to change TV reception or coverage.
For more information about the retune, scheduled outages, or to sign up for an SMS or email reminder, visit the retune website or call the Digital Ready Information Line on 1800201013.