Australian Free DTH Service To Use Ericsson


The Australian Broadcasting Corporation has inked a five year deal with Ericsson to supply a variety of head-end equipment for a free to air satellite service that is being created to provide rural homes with digital TV signals after the country makes the analog switch over.

The government is currently planning to end all analog broadcasts by the end of 2013, with the transition being conducted in phases.

The free satellite service, which is being funded by the Australian government, will serve about 247,000 Australians who live in so-called "digital black spots" that are unable to receive digital signals with TV antennas.

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