Thursday, 27 May 2010

C31 switches on digital transmission

C31_Melb Melbourne community TV station C31 tomorrow flicks the switch on its new digital transmission.

A two-week test transmission begins at 9.00am tomorrow with the official digital launch on 11 June.

The launch of digital transmission for C31 is the result of a lengthy battle to gain broadcasting spectrum while the national and commercial broadcasters were handed broadcasting spectrum free of charge.

C31 was granted funding of $660,000 from the Federal Government and $350,000 from the State Government to assist its transition to digital.  The station also ran a subscriberthon to raise additional funds to support the digital switch.

C31’s digital launch follows Sydney’s TVS and Perth’s new WTV onto the digital platform, while Brisbane’s QCTV31 is expected to commence digital transmission next month.

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